Adamis Issues Recall of SYMJEPI Emergency Epinephrine Device for Potential Manufacturing Defect


March 21, 2022 4:06 PM EDT

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is voluntarily recalling certain lots of SYMJEPI (epinephrine) Injection 0.15 mg (0.15 mg/0.3 mL) and 0.3 mg (0.3 mg/0.3 mL) Pre-Filled Single-Dose Syringes to the consumer level.

The batches in the table below are being recalled due to the potential clogging of the needle preventing the dispensing of epinephrine. US WorldMeds (USWM) exclusively markets and distributes SYMJEPI in the United States, under license from Adamis, the NDA holder. USWM will handle the entire recall process for Adamis, with Adamis oversight. SYMJEPI is manufactured and tested for Adamis by Catalent Belgium S.A.

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Risk Statement: If a person is experiencing an allergic reaction and/or anaphylaxis and is unable to access life-saving epinephrine due to the syringe malfunction, it can lead to life threatening consequences including death.

Although not confirmed to be related to the recall, there have been two different customer complaints on three syringes, regarding difficulty in dispensing the product, to date. However, neither US WorldMeds nor Adamis Pharmaceuticals has received, or is aware of, any adverse events related to this recall.

The recall encompasses all of the following batches, within expiry:

0.15 mg/0.3 mL78670-131-0221101Y11/30/2022
0.3 mg/0.3 mL78670-130-0221041W

SYMJEPI is indicated in the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis to stinging insects (e.g., order Hymenoptera, which include bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and fire ants) and biting insects (e.g., triatoma, mosquitoes), allergen immunotherapy, foods, drugs, diagnostic testing substances (e.g., radiocontrast media) and other allergens, as well as idiopathic anaphylaxis or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

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The products are packaged in 2-count Pre-Filled Single-Dose Syringes per carton and were distributed nationwide in the USA and directly to customers and/or medical facilities. The products can be identified by the label containing the US WorldMeds name and logo pictured on the cartons below.

SYMJEPI 0.3mg Box
SYMJEPI 0.15mg Box

US WorldMeds is notifying its customers by email, FDA alerts, and direct outreach. Consumers and institutions that have products that are subject to this recall should stop using the products immediately and may either return or discard the recalled lots. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can call (888) 900-8796 or e-mail questions at Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ET.

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Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Adamis Contacts

Quality Compliance:
Craig Stenland
Quality Compliance Partners

Investor Relations:
Robert Uhl, Managing Director
ICR Westwicke

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