ST Scroll Back on overlooking ‘expiry dates’ on EpiPens, nose drops, milk and more

An allergy sufferer with EpiPens strapped to her ankle for emergencies - and as a way to signal her condition to others.
An allergy sufferer with EpiPens strapped to her ankle for emergencies - and as a way to signal her condition to others.PHOTO: THE WASHINGTON POST

Do you keep a sharp eye on use-by dates, or are you satisfied with just a sniff test?

Are expiry dates sacred? Not when it comes to EpiPen allergy injectors, it seems.

The United States Food and Drug Administration extended the expiration date of specific lots of EpiPen allergy injectors by four months. Reuters reported this in August, saying it was to combat shortage of the life-saving treatment.

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