This is a call for public action. I want to show the world that we can make changes and that together, we can make a push for a policy change that could save lives.
My son has an anaphylactic allergy to peanuts. In Ontario, an EpiPen (which contain the drug epinephrine) costs around $115 if you don’t have a medical plan and children never just have one. Kids might have one at school, with them at all times, one at home, at grandma’s… and those dollars add up quick.
- I would like to see EpiPen lower the cost of the drug to make it more accessible.
- I would like to see EpiPens available and accessible in public places or from drug stores so that more of them are available in the case of an emergency (like a defibrillator or naloxone kit is)
- Everyone should know how to use one
My son made an amazing point when I asked him to do this video with me. He said that it’s important for EpiPens to be accessible because someone might not know they even have an anaphylactic allergy until it happens.
Please watch my video, click here to share it on Facebook, tag your friends who are affected by these policies, and let’s make a change. We can come together to give this conversation strength.
Let’s save some lives.