In breaking news, EpiPen gets an extended lifetime. EpiPens have been in short supply for some time, but the situation is becoming dire for some as this particular brand of the lifesaving treatment is nowhere to be found. The FDA granted an emergency extension for the expiration dates of certain lots based upon testing that showed the medicine would remain effective beyond what’s currently stamped on the package. If you have EpiPens in the house or at your child’s school, check the FDA website to see if your lot number is on the list and then make a note on the package (I suggest writing the new expiration date on a sticker). This article below offers some other smart solutions, including calling Mylan, the company that makes EpiPen, and talking to your doctor about alternative epinephrine options.