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Emergency Treatment for Allergies Will Soon Be Easier to Obtain

Emergency Treatment for Allergies Will Soon Be Easier to Obtain

Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will make it easier for Californians with life-threatening allergies to access emergency treatment.

The bill from Republican Senaot Bob Huff of Diamond Bar will allow trained and certified individuals to obtain and use emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, otherwise known as EpiPens.

Under previous state law, only those with a prescription for an EpiPen could administer the allergy treatment.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control states that food allergies in U.S. children rose by 50 percent from 1997 to 2011.

 

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