10th August 2017
There is interesting news from America as pharmaceutical company Kaléo has announced it is launching the ‘Q Your School’ charitable donation programme.
The programme will be giving up to four cartons of the epinephrine (adrenaline) auto-injector, Auvi-Q, free-of-charge to all public elementary schools in the USA. Each carton has two auto-injectors and a training device.
You can read the original press release here.
The AUVI-Q Auto-injector is a prescription medicine used in the USA to treat life-threatening allergic reactions in people who are at risk for or who have a history of serious allergic reactions.
In the UK new legislation called The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017 is coming into effect from 1st October 2017 which will allow schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors, without a named individual prescription, for use in emergencies.
More information about the legislation is available from the Department of Health here.