Mylan Specialty, a subsidiary of Mylan Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on the development, manufacturing of prescription drug products for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, launched an Health Awareness campaign to address growing rates of life-threatening allergic reactions, also known as anaphylaxis.
They are joined by Emmy-award winner actress Julie Bowen. The campaign, Get Schooled In Anaphylaxis, is focusing on educating the school community.
“Anaphylaxis is a significant public health issue in our nation’s schools, where accidental exposures to allergens may occur,”
said Hemant Sharma, M.D. from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
“We need to make sure everyone responsible for the safety of children in schools knows how to identify and avoid allergic triggers, recognize anaphylaxis signs and symptoms, and understand how to quickly get appropriate treatment and immediate medical care when a life-threatening allergic reaction occurs.”
Being the cause of up to 1,500 deaths each year, anaphylaxis is something everyone needs to be aware of. Together with the campaign, College Scholarship Challenge has been launched. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to participate to have the chance to be one of fifteen who will be receiving a $2000 college scholarship for their contribution.
Students are invited to write a brief essay and submit up to two visual images. All submissions should be explaining the idea on how to improve awareness of life-threatening allergies in schools, help students at risk to feel more accepted or provide a unique solution to a challenge faced by students at risk for anaphylaxis.
Submissions are accepted from September 26 to November 9, 2012 and should he uploaded to www.Anaphylaxis101.com.
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