July 11, 2019 / 12:20 PM / 10 days ago

Walgreens expands collaboration to tackle epinephrine shot shortage

July 11 (Reuters) - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Thursday it expanded its collaboration with Kaleo Inc, making the privately held company’s epinephrine auto-injector available at the drugstore chain’s pharmacies, as supply issues persist for the emergency allergy shots.

Epinephrine auto-injector makers have been facing a shortage of the devices and the collaboration helps broaden access to Kaleo’s treatment for patients with life-threatening allergies, as families prepare for back-to-school season. (Reporting by Saumya Sibi Joseph in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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