Epinephrine Autoinjectors Save Lives but Can Cut like a Knife (image) American College of Emergency Physicians Share Print E-Mail Caption Epinephrine autoinjectors can be life-saving for patients experiencing anaphylaxis -- a life-threatening emergency - but a new case series published online Tuesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine identifies design features of EpiPens, the most commonly used autoinjector, that appear to be contributing to injuries in children ('Lacerations and Embedded Needles Caused by Epinephrine Autoinjector Use in Children'). Credit Annals of Emergency Medicine, Elsevier Publishing. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.