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Devices that deliver naloxone voluntarily recalled

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The device that delivers a life-saving drug for people who have overdosed are being voluntarily recalled by the health officials. 

According to the Department of Public Health, Teleflex Medical issued a voluntary recall of LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device. The device is used to  deliver naloxone. 

The recall states that device "may not deliver a fully atomized plume of medication and, as a result, possibly impair the efficacy of the product when used in emergency overdose situations." DPH officials said the device is having a delivery issue and there was no problem administering the drugs. 

DPH, Department of Consumer Protection and Office of Emergency Medical Services were aware of the recall and were working to "determine if any of the affected products are in circulation with our emergency responders."

The recall "may result in a shortage of Naloxone," according to DPH, however it will "not affect paramedic level organizations." 

"All patients will continue to receive appropriate pre-hospital emergency medical care in accordance with accepted standards of care," DPH said on its website. 

Naloxone is available in Connecticut through certified pharmacists at more than 300 pharmacies. Through Connecticut law, physicians, surgeons, physician assistants (PAs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and dentists can "prescribe, dispense and/or administer" naloxone. 

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