Legal guidance clears the way for schools in Illinois to have EpiPens

Aug. 14, 2012
State's attorney general tells doctors how to provide schools with the prescription medicine

From The Chicago Tribune: Under an Illinois law that took effect last year, schools are allowed to stock and use prescription medicine that can save the lives of students with severe allergic reactions. But doctors, accustomed to writing prescriptions for individual patients, weren't sure how to prescribe epinephrine shots, better known as EpiPens, to a school. That barrier should now be gone. Attorney General Lisa Madigan has issued a letter and information packet that tells doctors and pharmacists how to prescribe and dispense EpiPens to schools without exposing themselves to liability.

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