EpiPen4Schools Continues in 2014
"EpiPen4Schools.com® program continues to offer four free EpiPen® (epinephrine) or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to schools nationwide.* Schools can enroll in the program by visiting the recently updated EpiPen4Schools.com.
The EpiPen4Schools.com program was created to improve access to epinephrine for any person who may experience anaphylaxis at school. With an estimated one in 13 children in the U.S. living with a food allergy, a common cause of anaphylaxis, preparedness in the school setting is critical. Avoidance of allergens is the critical first step to preventing a life-threatening allergic reaction; however, accidental exposure or a first-time anaphylactic reaction can still happen.
Your continued support in communicating the details about this program has contributed to its success to date. Since August 2012, more than 40,000 schools across the country have participated in EpiPen4Schools.com, and there have been documented cases of the free product being used to respond to anaphylaxis in the school setting.
Schools may also order the following resources through the EpiPen4Schools.com program:
· EpiLocker™: Store the free EpiPen and/or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors received through the program in this brightly colored unit so they are easily identifiable in the event of an emergency.
· EpiPen Trainer: Designed to practice administration technique, the EpiPen Trainer contains no drug product or needle.
· “How To” DVD: Train the appropriate school staff on how to administer the product received through the program.
Mylan Specialty is committed to raising anaphylaxis awareness and preparedness, and to encouraging access to epinephrine, the first-line treatment in all cases of anaphylaxis. We appreciate your support of this commitment and encourage you to contact us with any questions.
*A school will only receive EpiPen Auto-Injectors in accordance with all applicable laws. The school must submit a valid prescription in order to qualify for this program. There is no requirement for a school to purchase additional EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors, or any other Mylan Specialty products."