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27 States Allow Or Require Stocking Of Epinephrine

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DENVER (CBS4)- Twenty-seven states allow or require schools to stock the allergy-fighting drug epinephrine. The most common form of the medication is packaged inside a device called an auto injector. While only four of the states require schools to stock the medication, all the laws allow schools to stock it without a prescription for an individual person — a legal hurdle in many states — and provide legal protection for staff members who administer it. The 27 states are:

ALLOW STOCKING OF EPINEPHRINE

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Oregon

South Carolina

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Washington

West Virginia

REQUIRE STOCKING OF EPINEPHRINE

Maryland

Nebraska

Nevada

Virginia

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