State officials issue urgent alert to recall select drug overdose kits

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio state officials are issuing an urgent alert to all those using the drug overdose reversal kit, Naloxone.

According to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the maker of the drug, Teleflex Medical issued a nationwide product recall of the nasal atomizer (MAD300).

Example of how to tell if a nasal atomizer is impacted by the Narcan recall (Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services).
Example of how to tell if a nasal atomizer is impacted by the Narcan recall (Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services).

The atomizer is used to convert the medication into a mist. According to the release 2 NEWS received, “the recall was issued after it was discovered the faulty nasal atomizers shoot a stream of Naloxone into patients’ noses rather than then mist.” That could make the overdose reversal drug less effective.

Several police departments and emergency services use the drug to help combat overdose deaths.

2 NEWS has reached out to The Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services. A spokesperson there tells us they have notified all agencies who use the drug in our area. They are currently going through their inventory and will decide what to do from there.

All organizations and individuals who currently have the kit are urged to check the atomizer’s lot number. They say the medication is still good and should not be thrown away. The following atomizer numbers are impacted by the recall:

160108 160231 160440 160708
160117 160300 160500 160718
160126 160313 160518 160728
160145 160327 160602 160800
160146 160400 160611 160804
160200 160409 160621 160814
160219 160422 160631 160816
160225 160432 160701 160823

The release says, “organizations and individuals in possession of nasal atomizers impacted by the recall should return the product to where it was purchased or acquired.”

Teleflex Medical has not issued a date when they will be releasing a new product.

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