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Canada: Following Tragic Death, Food Allergy Advocates Call for Epinephrine in Restaurants

Following the tragic death of 12-year-old Maia Santarelli-Gallo at a Hamilton, Ontario mall, a city councillor wants every food establishment to have life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors on hand.

 

Councillor Lloyd Ferguson says if automated external defibrillators are being installed in community arenas, it only makes sense to have epinephrine auto-injectors available in locations where food allergy reactions are most likely to occur (restaurants, eateries, etc.).

 

CTVNews.ca reports here

 

 

 

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