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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing Park Rangers to Administer Epi-Pens to Treat Allergic Reac

Govenor Andrew Cuomo signing bill

Legislation (S.4375/A.4652) Authorizes Forest Rangers, Park Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers to Possess and Administer Epinephrine through an Auto-Injector Device Legislation Signed as New York State Parks See Record Visitation in 2020.

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Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Just like allergy sufferers. And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with. Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone. Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

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Concerning anaphylaxis emergencies and epinephrine, imagine if an "Epi nasal spray" became a viable treatment option instead of an intermuscular EAI injection device. It might happen sooner that you might think; new devices are being developed that don't require using a needle. And some of them do look very promising.

Intranasal Delivery of Emergency Epinephrine Takes Another Step Toward Realization

Intranasal Epi device

Dave Bloom By Dave Bloom
2021/07/07

We’ve been following the progress of ARS Pharma’s and Bryn Pharma’s intranasal emergency epinephrine devices as they make their way through clinical trials. These devices are meant to provide a needle-free alternative to today’s auto-injectors for the treatment of anaphylaxis.

Now, yet another company is reporting promising results in the race to bring an intranasal device to market, although this one does so differently.

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After their son Dillon suffered a fatal attack of anaphylaxis after being stung by a bee, Angel and George Mueller became dedicated advocates for individuals and families with life-threatening allergies. Since being enacted in Wisconsin, Dillon's Law has saved several lives; Minnesota and Indiana promptly adopted the same legislation. Now Dillon's Law has gone to Washington DC; its' introduction in Congress provides hope to all allergy activist advocates across America.

Grothman Introduces Dillon’s Law In US Congress

Dillon Mueller with tractor
Dillon Mueller
June 22, 2021

By Timothy Svoboda
Washington, DC

Congressmen Glenn Grothman (WI-06) has introduced Dillon’s Law, a bill that will incentivize states to allow “good Samaritans” to save lives. This bill will allow states to use existing federal grant money for preventative health services to be used to train individuals to carry and administer epinephrine.

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