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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times:


"Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to get a critical epinephrine injection if they have an allergic reaction at school. That's because state law forbids school nurses from giving the injections to students who don't have a prescription.


Florida parents are hoping the Legislature will pass a proposal allowing schools to have their own supply of epinephrine injectors."


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To find out more about allowing schools to stock undesignated epinephrine and how to get involved in your own state, join us for a free online meeting (webinar) with guest speaker Charlotte Collins, vice president for policy and programs at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The webinar will be held April 30, 2013 at 2 pm Eastern. Join over computer, phone or mobile. Register to reserve your space and receive your unique login: http://community.kidswithfooda...s.org/pages/webinars

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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