Food allergies are on the rise. A study published in the July 2011 issue of Pediatrics found that one in every 13 children in the U.S. suffers from food allergies. That is 8% of our children in the U.S., most of which are in public and private schools.
Mylan Specialty L.P. started a new program in August 2012 EpiPen4Schools™ (www.EpiPen4schools.com) to make it easier for schools to have access to epinephrine. This new program will put four free EpiPens® in every qualifying public or private school in the U.S.
Since August THOUSANDS of school have participated in this program to receive free EpiPens®! That is amazing news!
How to Participate in EpiPen4Schools
Eligible schools can participate in the EpiPen4Schools program by having a school nurse or other authorized school representative visit www.EpiPen4Schools.com, complete and print the order and certification form, and fax or email the form with valid prescription to 1-973-718-4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the EpiPen4Schools program, Mylan Specialty offers a discount program through which schools can purchase, upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, EpiPen® 2-Pak cartons and EpiPen® Jr 2-Pak cartons at a discounted price of $112.10 each. Mylan Specialty reserves the right to modify or discontinue the EpiPen4Schools and the discount programs at any time and without prior notice.
Each EpiPen® 2-Pak and EpiPen® Jr 2-Pak contains two single auto-injectors and a training device to help patients (and others who administer an EpiPen® Auto-Injector) become familiar with the administration technique. The training device contains no drug product or needle.
To learn more and participate in the program, visit www.EpiPen4Schools.com
EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr®, EpiPen 2-Pak®, and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® are registered trademarks of Mylan Inc. licensed exclusively to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P.
EpiPen4Schools™ is a trademark of Mylan Specialty L.P.
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EpiPen® (epinphrine) Auto-Injector Indications and Important Safety Information
EpiPen® (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended for immediate self administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical treatment after use.
Important Safety Information
EpiPen Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you inject into your outer thigh. DO NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEIN, BUTTOCK, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.
Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you take the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto Injector.
The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest.
Talk to your healthcare professional to see if EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is right for you.