FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John is one of many cities in Canada that is currently facing an Epipen shortage.
News broke last week that pharmacies across the country would run out of Epipens within the next few days to a couple of weeks. Fort St. John is no different as a majority of pharmacies including the Fort St. John Pharmacy and Wellness Centre and Safeway Pharmacy have run out.
The shortage came to be after a manufacturing issue by Pfizer Canada. Without the Epipens adults who suffer from severe allergic reactions are unable to inject epinephrine which could cause them to go into anaphylactic shock.