Does Your School Stock Medicine for Asthma Emergencies?

 

Does your state allow schools to stock quick-relief medicines for asthma?

Quick-relief medicines, such as albuterol, act fast to relax tight muscles around your airways. This allows the airways to open up so air can flow through them.
Congress is considering a law to encourage states to permit these “albuterol stockingschool policies

The School-Based Asthma Management Programs Act builds upon a similar law that encourages states to require schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors. Thanks to that law, most states allow schools to have epinephrine on hand for severe allergic reactions.

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America supports policies that promote access to life-saving medicines.

Look for our 2016 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools, coming out in a few weeks.

We’ll tell you which states have policies in place that:

  • Promote supplying schools with quick-relief asthma medicine
  • Ensure training of school personnel
  • Address liability concerns for those who use this medicine in good faith.

Sign up to become an advocate in your state.

 

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