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FREE EpiPens for Schools!
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:14:59 AM »
I don't know if this would better fit in a different board (so feel free to move it if it does), or if it's been mentioned before, but Mylan will give 4 EpiPens to your child's school for FREE and I had to share!  Stock epinephrine has saved many lives, check out how the program works!

http://2ndgenallergymom.blogspot.com/2015/01/epipen4schools.html
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Re: FREE EpiPens for Schools!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 11:32:45 AM »
Most schools are aware.  The adoption is still slow despite the zero purchase price.  Two administrative obstacles that require district personnel time.  The school must fill out the forms and once you bring this to the attention of the schools a parent has little recourse to exert any more force other than request repeatedly.  The second is more difficult for some districts; finding a doctor to prescribe the undesignated stock. 

It seems to be on many school radars but even being "free" some states don't yet have additional legislation enhancing good samaritan liability release specific to trained school personnel and having volunteer delegates in other states, etc. 

The program is good, and I believe this marketing effort is quite well known.  The issues that impede further adoption have not been abated for the slower segment of adopters.  For some reason there is some internal traction issues in districts most likely with a myriad of intertwined issues that aren't resolved by advocating harder or louder.  Leading a horse to water comes to mind.  Having lead that particular horse, supplying even a willing requisite physician for prescription (as many other parents have done) and preprinted the forms, I wonder what happens from the school's perspective from there on.