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Wash. schools can now give allergy meds without prescription

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Wash. schools can now give allergy meds without prescription

August 22, 2013

http://www.komonews.com/news/health/Washington-schools-can-now-give-allergy-medication-without-prescription--220695561.html

 

Source - KOMO TV


Until recently, school nurses could not administer epinephrine to a child having the potentially life-threatening reaction unless the medication had already been prescribed in that child’s name. But last month a new law took effect that will allow doctors to prescribe epinephrine directly to a school. Dr. Russell Migita, clinical director of Emergency Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, is quoted in this article.

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