EpiPens for All
Author Curtis Sittenfeld wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times advocating for stock epinephrine to be kept at schools in case a child has an allergic reaction. This would benefit children with known food allergies as well as those students who have their first reaction at school. Sittenfeld writes, “Disturbingly, a significant portion of severe allergic reactions at school occur among students with no prior allergy diagnosis. During the 2012-13 school year, of the 38 people in Chicago public schools who were injected with undesignated EpiPens provided through the EpiPen4Schools program, 21 did not previously know they had an allergy.” Read the full piece here.