Archive for EpiPen

School criticized after 1st grader dies from food allergy

Friday, January 13th, 2012

A young Chesterfield County, VA girl died tragically last week after experiencing anaphylatic shock following the consumption of a peanut her friend gave her. Ammaria Johnson, 7, was reportedly given the peanut by an unsuspecting friend on the playground after which she shortly began to experience hives and breathing difficulties. Her mother, Laura Pendleton, claims […]

Illinois to allow schools to treat severe allergic reactions

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law on Monday to authorize school officials to treat any child who is suffering a severe allergic reaction with an epinephrine shot. The new law comes after the death of a student, Katelyn Carlson, at a Chicago Public School party after suffering an allergic reaction to peanuts. Carlson’s family […]