November 7, 2016
The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) urges people with naloxone to check their supplies to replace atomizers impacted by a nationwide manufacturer recall on the MAD300 nasal atomizer. The recall does not impact the medication, but a part of the device used to administer the drug.
The recall was issued after it was discovered that faulty nasal atomizers shoot a stream of naloxone into patients’ noses rather than producing a mist, potentially making the overdose reversal drug less effective.
At this time, there have been no reports of product malfunctions. Additionally, nasal atomizers not subject to this recall may still be used to administer naloxone in the event of an overdose.
Individuals currently in possession of these atomizers should check immediately the lot numbers below to identify recalled devices.
MAD300 nasal atomizer lot numbers impacted by the recall are as follows:
The manufacturer, Teleflex Medical, has not established a date when they will be releasing new product. Alternative forms of naloxone may be available, including Narcan NS™. For a list of pharmacies that may have this product in stock, visit www.pharmacy.ohio.gov\stopoverdose. Questions about this recall can be directed to the state’s toll free hotline: 1-844-364-4063.
The Community Overdose Action Team was established to address the opioid/heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. The goals of the team are to stabilize the number of people dying from drug overdoses; then reduce the number of fatal overdoses and finally, work on reducing the number of people addicted. Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services and Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County are lead agencies in the effort to combat the epidemic.
Contact: Ann Stevens (937)443-0416 ext 137
Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services