On November 2, 2016, naloxone (Narcan®) kit manufacturer Teleflex Medical issued a voluntary recall for the older overdose rescue kits because the atomizer device producing a stream instead of a fine mist, which can reduce the effectiveness of the medication.
- As of June 2016, Health Department had already switched to the new naloxone delivery device that is not affected by the recall.
- Additional supplies have been ordered to ensure an adequate number of the new kits is on hand to cover any needed replacements.
- There is no shortage in Vermont of naloxone overdose rescue kits.
- Anyone who wants a naloxone kit, or who has the recalled device, can get the new version from their nearest naloxone distribution pilot site.
Recalled Device: If you have this version of the device, contact a naloxone distribution pilot site for a replacement: