Device that delivers heroin overdose reversal drug recalled

The manufacturer of a heroin overdose antidote has issued a recall for the devices used to deliver the drug after receiving complaints that it was less effective.

In a letter sent to the Food and Drug Administration, Teleflex Medical said the recall does not impact the medication itself, but rather a part of the device used to administer the drug Naloxone.

The recall was issued after it was discovered that faulty nasal atomizers shoot a straight stream of Naloxone into patients’ noses rather than producing a mist, potentially making the overdose reversal drug less effective.

All organizations and individuals currently in possession of the atomizers should immediately check the lot numbers to identify recalled devices.


to view letter sent to distributors of the product for lot numbers.

Anyone in possession of nasal atomizers impacted by the recall should return the product to where it was purchased or acquired.