Heroin Overdose Drug Recalled

The Harford County Health Department is urging any county resident who obtained a naloxone kit through health department training programs during the past two years to check their atomizer devices to see whether they are affected by a national recall by the manufacturer.

The affected atomizers, which are used to administer a nasal spray to revive a person suffering from an opioid overdose, were distributed from May of 2014 to September of 2016, according to a health department advisory issued Wednesday.

According to The Baltimore Sun,

The recall could affect about 1,200 kits issued during that time period, according to health department spokesperson Molly Mraz. The kits were distributed to people being trained to administer the drug through the department’s Naloxone Certification and Training Program.

Funding for the devices, as well as distribution, comes from the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, according to Mraz.

Anyone who has a device that could be affected by the recall should check the lot number. Call the Harford health department at 410-877-2355 if you need a replacement.

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