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.