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Is Your School Prepared?
posted by: Alana | November 11, 2014, 12:07 AM   


Did you know 1 in 13 children in the United States have a food allergy? Did you know studies have shown that in more than 1 in 5 cases of anaphylaxis, the child was unaware of their allergy at the time of occurrence?

That’s why a recent trend in legislation surrounding school access to epinephrine (also known as “EpiPens”) has resulted in 45 states enacting laws or policies allowing or requiring schools to stock EpiPens in schools as a first-line treatment in all cases of anaphylaxis.

And to help promote this initiative, Mylan Specialty is expanding its EpiPen4Schools program to include:

  • Four EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors: Schools can apply online to receive two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind. Qualifications for this offer include having a valid prescription.
  • Anaphylaxis: Know It. See It. Treat It. Training Video: Available on DVD or for download at, the video features an anaphylaxis overview from Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital; and a step-by-step demonstration of how to administer EpiPen Auto-Injector.
  • EpiPen® Trainer Units: Designed to practice administration, EpiPen Trainer units contain no drug product or needle.
  • EpiLocker™: A brightly colored unit, to store the free EpiPen and/or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors received through the program, so they are easily identifiable in the event of an emergency.
  • Replenishment Offer: Qualifying schools that use the free supply of EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors to respond to anaphylaxis may order a replenishment supply at no additional cost.
  • Online Order Process: Schools may now submit and track their orders online.
Anaphylaxis can happen quickly and without warning, and children are among the most at risk. This national movement strives to educate and prepare schools to handle life-threatening allergic reactions in students and AAE wants to make sure you’re protected.

If you’re interested in learning more about how your school can participate in the EpiPen4Schools program, you can visit

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