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Legislation to Provide Allergy Medication in Schools

(From the January 2014 Issue of MedStat)

An act recently signed by President Obama will make it easier to provide epinephrine to children with severe food allergies in schools, even without a prescription. Physicians at Nationwide Children’s hope the act will encourage the remaining 20 states to pass legislation, incentivizing and, in some cases, requiring that schools to have this medication available for all students since up to six percent of children in the United States are now diagnosed with a food allergy.

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