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Bill would OK allergy shots in Ohio schools

Associated Press • Oct 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported the bill introduced by state Reps. Terry Johnson and Mike Duffey won’t force schools to stock epinephrine injectors. But it would make it easier for schools to stock the injectors by removing barriers such as cost.

The Republican legislators say the bill would encourage programs in which manufacturers provide up to four epinephrine auto injectors for free.

Parents who know their child has allergies can send epinephrine with their child to school. But it’s illegal for school nurses to dispense that dose to anyone else who might have an allergic reaction at school.

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