President Obama signs bill encouraging stockpile of emergency meds in schools

Food allergy awareness made its way to the Oval Office.

President Barack Obama signed a bill that offers a financial incentive to states if their schools stockpile{}Epinephrine.{} It's a life-saving medication for children with severe food allergies, and it is considered the first-line treatment for severe reactions.

Late last month, the{}CDC{}issued guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.{}

The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile these emergency medications.