2017 marks the five-year anniversary of Mylan’s EpiPen4Schools® program.
Schools interested in having a non-student specific EpiPen in their health room may request one from Mylan, the manufacturer of this life-saving device.
New data presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting showed that more than 1,500 anaphylactic events were reported in the 2015-2016 school year, and nearly 60% of the time an epinephrine auto-injector was used, it was an EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector donated by the EpiPen4Schools program.
Nearly one-third (30%) of individuals experiencing anaphylaxis had no previously known allergies, emphasizing the need for an available epinephrine injector for anyone in need. Thanks to the campaigning of a local high school senior, Doug Polk from Cardinal Mooney High School, the Sarasota County School Board is currently implementing policy to place an Epipen in all county schools.