The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, signed by President Obama in Nov. 2013, encourages states to adopt laws requiring schools to have on hand “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors. The law provides financial incentives for states to pass laws allowing schools to stock epinephrine and treat children who do not have a prescription for the drug. States with such laws on the books will now be eligible for grants to stock their schools with EpiPens or other forms of injectable epinephrine.
As many as 8 million Americans, or 2.5 percent of the US population, have food allergies.
90 percent of all food allergy reactions are caused by eight types of foods: