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      Your Health: November 13, 2013 Allergy medication at school

      {}{}{}{} There is a bill that offers a financial incentive to states, if their schools stock a medication for severe food allergies.{}{}{}{}{} President Barack Obama is expected to sign that bill.{}{}{}{}{} Epinephrine is considered the first-line treatment for people with severe allergies.{}It is given by injection through preloaded EpiPens or similar devices.{}{}{}{}{} It can be used to treat severe allergic reactions to food as well as insect bites, medications, and latex. {}{}{}{} Epinephrine is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.{}{}{} Several states have passed or are considering bills making epinephrine available in schools.

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