We hope you are enjoying this hot, dry summer. We decided to further explore the issue of “People Who Rely Upon Syringes (Not EpiPens) For Administering Epinephrine” that we published in a previous newsletter. Several quoted in the article are reverting to using a syringe due to the high cost of EpiPens.
The Allergy Advocacy Association would like to publish an article in our monthly newsletter about the practicality of consumers using syringes and vials for treating anaphylaxis emergencies. The reprinted article on PBS mentioned that some allergists were following this procedure. The title is “As EpiPen Prices Skyrocket, Consumers and EMTs Resort to Syringes for Severe Allergies.”
Please see the link to the article listed below:
More specifically, we would like to share your perspective of the possible problems, and we have a list of specific questions. If you are interested, please e-mail the following address and we will make arrangements to respond by e-mail or phone.
Please know that if you prefer, we can refer to you anonymously. Thank you for your help with this important issue in the allergy community.