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ALLERGY SHOTS-OHIO SCHOOLS
Bill would allow Ohio schools to store supplies of shots that counter allergic reactions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:11 PM EDT
Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that will make it much easier for schools to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions.
The Republican legislators say the bill would encourage programs in which manufacturers provide up to four epinephrine auto injectors for free.
Parents who know their child has allergies can send epinephrine with their child to school. But it's illegal for school nurses to dispense that dose to anyone else who might have an allergic reaction at school.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com