Epipen Shortage Unresolved As School Starts

posted by Peter Cheng - 

A national Epipen shortage remains unresolved as kids head back to school.  It's an issue that affects nearly 6,000,000 children or about 2 in every classroom.   A recent Food Allergy & Research Education survey shows 8 out of 10 people said they couldn't fill prescriptions for life-saving epinephrine.   FARE says if you're affected by the shortfall, visit healthmart.com to find an independent pharmacy that might have Epipens in stock or ask your doctor to prescribe a different brand.  In an emergency, FARE recommends using your expired auto injector, if it's all you have, and then call 911 to get followup treatment.

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