Free EpiPens for Schools

Mylan Inc., the maker of EpiPen and EpiPenJr., has announced the launch of the EpiPen4Schools program.

To participate in EpiPen4Schools, a school nurse or other authorized school representative must visit http://www.EpiPen4Schools.com to download the order and certification form, then fax or email the form with a valid prescription to 1-973-718-4328 or info@bioridgepharma.com. Alternately, school representatives can call 1-973-845-7600 to speak with a live representative.

This initiative offers four free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S. The products will be available in the form of two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons or one 2-Pak of each kind.

The only thing not clear is who must bear the prescription. Since CT requires that an EpiPen be specially prescribed to an individual, query how this will work in CT in practice. We’ll try to get clarification and provide an update.

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