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Re: [IP] Gkucagon Emergency Kits - Expiration Date



I bought one once, but I have NEVER needed Glucagon !  I understand 
somepeople have an unawareness of lows and need something like that around, 
but if you sone was just diagnosed that need may be in the future.  Just my 
thoughts
Robert B

>    I have a question about the expiration dates of Glucagon Emergency 
> Kits. My son was diagnosed about a year ago, and the next day we bought 
> two kits at the pharmacy.  In the midst of all the chaos surrounding his 
> diagnosis, I paid no attention to expiration dates, and was recently 
> surprised to notice that the kits will expire in a month.  I called Lilly 
> and was told that the kits come out of the factory with an expiration date 
> that is two years in the future.  Today, I called 5 pharmacies, and the 
> best expiration date I could find is 12 months from now.  I called Lilly 
> back and asked how one could procure a kit with a useful life of two 
> years, and they were no help (suggesting that I call more pharmacies). 
> Over a person's lifetime, the cost difference between buying a glucagon 
> kit every year, verses every two years, is quite substantial.  Does anyone 
> have a reasonable system for finding kits that are fresh from the factory, 
> and will therefore last close to two years?
>    Thank you,
>    John
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