Recall: Nasal atomizers faulty for heroin OD drug

Teleflex Medical recalls MAD300 nasal atomizer
Teleflex Medical recalls MAD300 nasal atomizer

A nationwide recall has been issued for the MAD300 nasal atomizer, the device used to administer the heroin overdose drug naxalone.

The recall does not impact the medication, according to a release issued by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The recall was issued by Teleflex Medical after they discovered that faulty nasal atomizers shoot a stream of nalaxone into patients’ noses rather than producing a mist, which could make the overdose reversal drug less effective.

As part of Ohio’s efforts to combat overdose deaths, many public entities purchase naloxone supplies from Ohio’s Pharmacy Service Center, often in the form of Project DAWN kits. All OPSC customers have been contacted by the state to ensure they are aware of the recall and understand how to replace defective products.

The state has not received any reports of product malfunctions, but officials are urging health departments, first responders, pharmacies and any individual with access to naxalone to immediately check their supplies and replace any atomizers on the recall list.

Medication should not be discarded, and the atomizers not on the recall list may still be used in the event of an overdose, according to the state agency.

Steps To Take If You Have Nasal Atomizers In Your Possession

Ohioans with questions about this recall should call the state’s toll-free hotline: 844-364-4063.

All organizations and individuals currently in possession of these atomizers should immediately check the lot numbers to identify recalled devices. For help in locating the atomizer lot number please see the attached photos. MAD300 nasal atomizer lot numbers impacted by the recall are as follows:

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

Organizations and individuals in possession of nasal atomizers impacted by the recall should return the product to where it was purchased or acquired.

For complete information about this recall, Ohioans should visit StopOverdoses.Ohio.Gov.

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