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Friday, August 17, 2012

EpiPen4Schools, Mylan

August 14, 2012 Mylan Specialty announced the EpiPen4Schools program [Disclosure: I have a relationship with Mylan Specialty]. It’s a sponsored program whereby individual schools throughout the United States can apply to receive four [4] free EpiPens®.

Here is the PDF of the free EpiPen application. Additional EpiPens® can be purchased for a discount if a school qualifies.

From the Mylan Specialty press release: “This effort offers four free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S. The products will be available in the form of two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind…The EpiPen4Schools program is designed to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences an anaphylactic reaction at school. This access is important because epinephrine is the only first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), which can occur quickly and without warning….”

For complete details, visit Tell your school nurse or principal and have them apply directly.

*It is essential that you have a personal autoinjector of epinephrine for you or your child’s needs. See your board certified allergist for a personal prescription. You can find allergists through AAAAI or ACAAI or your board certified general practitioner.*

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