Mylan Specialty announced the EpiPen4Schools program, which offers four free EpiPen (epinephrine 0.3mg; DEY Pharma) or EpiPen Jr (epinephrine 0.15mg; DEY Pharma) Auto-Injectors upon qualification. This includes public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools having a valid prescription in the U.S. The EpiPen4Schools program is designed to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences an anaphylactic reaction at school.
Epinephrine is the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). According the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases guidelines, a person experiencing anaphylaxis should use an epinephrine auto-injector and seek immediate emergency medical attention.
The products will be available in the form of two EpiPen 0.3mg 2-Pak cartons, two EpiPen Jr 0.15mg 2-Pak cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind.
For more information call (800) RX-MYLAN or visit www.EpiPen4Schools.com.