COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Teleflex Medical has issued a nationwide product recall on the MAD300 nasal atomizer, which is part of the device used to administer the drug naloxone.
According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the recall was issued “after it was discovered that faulty nasal atomizers shoot a stream of naloxone into patients’ noses rather than producing a mist, potentially making the overdose reversal drug less effective.”
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Many public entities purchase their naloxone from Ohio’s Pharmacy Service Center, often in the form of “Project DAWN” kits.
The state of Ohio has reportedly not received any reports of product malfunctions. Officials “are urging health departments, first responders, pharmacies, nonprofits and any individuals with access to naloxone to immediately check their supplies and take the necessary steps to replace any atomizers impacted by the recall. Medication should not be discarded.”
Organizations and individuals in possession of nasal atomizers impacted by the recall should return the product to where it was purchased or acquired, according to Ohio MHAS.