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Three siblings have blue eyes.  Their names are Suzy, Jack and Bill.  What color are the sister's eyes?:

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Posted by: JeromeLi
« on: October 09, 2018, 09:28:06 AM »

Yup, AuviQ is a great product. I wish we had a couple of more options though.
Posted by: ajasfolks2
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:53:37 AM »

Just gotta say, both my kids SO HAPPY to have AuviQ again in their pockets / purse.

Posted by: spacecanada
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:59:26 PM »

And then, EPIPEN CANADA posts this to their Facebook page today:

Pfizer Canada is advising Canadians that, in a very small number of cases, some EpiPen
(0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr (0.15 mg) auto-injector devices may not slide out of their carrier tube easily, or potentially at all, which could delay or potentially prevent emergency treatment. Consumers need to check their device now to confirm that it can be removed from the carrier tube with ease.
In a very small number of cases, the device labels were not fully adhered to the surface of the auto-injectors in a way that the label may become stuck to the inside of the carrier tube, so the device does not slide out of the tube as easily as expected. The issue is with the device label, and not with the device itself or the drug it delivers (epinephrine). This issue may affect EpiPen auto-injectors in Canada expiring between April 2018 and October 2019.
Products are not being recalled by Pfizer (in agreement with Health Canada), because pharmacists and consumers can check devices themselves before an emergency situation arises to make sure they slide easily out of their carrier tube. If they do not, auto-injectors can be replaced at a pharmacy.
Detailed instructions, including pictures of the auto-injector, can be found on Pfizer.ca and the EpiPen Facebook page. We apologize for any inconvenience this issue could cause to patients and healthcare professionals.


Great, another reason to get Auvi-Q up here permanently.  We need options.
Posted by: hezzier
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:04:56 AM »

Posted by: spacecanada
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:02:19 PM »


Also, Auvi-Q is starting to be covered by third-party insurance companies here.  Mine were covered.  They justness the Canadian DIN number.
Posted by: hezzier
« on: September 27, 2018, 11:08:21 AM »

Auvi-Qs have arrived, 2 packs for each kid!!
Posted by: ajasfolks2
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:18:09 PM »

Hezz!!!! That is totally AWESOME!

So glad I posted!!

Posted by: SilverLining
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:44:01 PM »

The week before the wedding, out on a farm, middle of nowhere, I wanted to pick up spare epipens. None available. The week after the wedding, AuviQ is available in Canada as a temporary fix for the epipen shortage. But I cannot get it because.....epipen is now available.

See what a little competition does! 
Posted by: hezzier
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:18:34 PM »

Let me know, Hezz if you are successful too!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting that you were able to get them!  Just got off the phone with the pharmacy and 2 sets of Auvi-Qs for each kid are supposed to arrive in 10 days.  Now pants shopping for DS will be so much easier this winter.
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:09:41 PM »

Why do they refer to Auvi-Q as a rival, not just an alternate. This isn't a contest!  (Yeah, yeah, capitalism and all that, it is sad.)
Posted by: ajasfolks2
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:05:16 AM »

Let me know, Hezz if you are successful too!
Posted by: hezzier
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:48:48 PM »

Really?  I need to try this!
Posted by: ajasfolks2
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:30:27 AM »

We were recently able to get Tricare insurance (via mailorder Express Scripts)  to cover new AuviQs this time.  Not sure if exception due to lack of Epipens, or new rules now?  Previous years, Tricare would not cover AuviQs . . . .

But I do have college son thrilled to have smaller, compact AuviQs again!

Posted by: candyguru
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:27:59 PM »

We were able to get a new epi-pen for my daughter at Costco - they were in stock at the Yorkdale location when we went last week.

And thankfully the cost is $0 as the provincial government pays fully for children's epi pens here in Ontario!  :thumbsup:
Posted by: spacecanada
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:19:10 PM »

Leaving this here:

The price for two Auvi-Q devices at a Canadian pharmacy is $400 CAD.  Some insurance plans aren't covering it, though I haven't heard any reports of any that are... so maybe none are covering it for all I know. 

It's a hard number to swallow for many people.  (Including me... our budget won't like that cost if it isn't covered, but I would be a psychological mess and likely starve myself if I had to carry expired EpiPens.)