Families Finding Alternatives To EpiPens After Year-Long ShortageFor over a year, families have been struggling to overcome a shortage of EpiPens--a life-saving shot for those with severe allergies.
EpiPen Shortage Nearing One Year: "This Is Literally The Difference Between Life And Death For My Kid"As the EpiPen shortage approaches the one-year mark, more and more pharmacies don't have any supply of the life-saving drug. That's leaving parents of children with allergies worried about what to do.
Dad Battles Roselle Park District Over Waiver For Daughter's Inhaler, EpipenYour child might want to go to a park district camp, but what if they have a potentially deadly allergy? Are you forced to lie on a form saying your child knows how to use an inhaler or EpiPen?
EpiPen Shortage Causes Many To Turn To Auvi-Q As Alternative For many, an EpiPen could be the only thing standing between an allergic reaction and death; but EpiPens may be hard to find in Chicago as they are out of stock at major pharmacies, with no shipments on the way. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports there are several alternatives.
FDA Clears Generic Rival To High-Priced EpiPenMylan's EpiPen, the life-saving and costly allergy treatment, will soon face a generic rival, a first in more than two decades on the market. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to start selling generic versions EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., years after the Israeli drugmaker requested it.
Governor Revises EpiPen Law Prompted By Death Of Suburban TeenagerIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law protecting health professionals who provide police officers with life-saving epinephrine auto injections.
Quick-Thinking Pharmacist Saves CustomerMark Davey was having an allergic reaction when he rushed into a CVS in the western suburbs. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
DuPage County Deputies To Be Armed With EpiPensForty thousand dollars will go to the EpiPen initiative in DuPage County, money raised by the Annie LeGere Foundation. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Family Marks Death Of 13-Year-Old With New State LawBackers of a new state law, permitting first responders to carry epipens to counter several allergic reactions, celebrated Saturday, marking the first anniversary of the death of the 13-year-old girl who inspired the change.
Mokena Couple Wants Schools To Go "Peanut Free"A southwest suburban school district will be asked tomorrow to make their campuses all "peanut free," after one student had an allergic reaction that required paramedics to be called.
Health Advocates Waiting On CPS To Make 'Epipens' Available For EmergenciesWith one injection, “epipens” can save lives. But CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov wanted to find out why Chicago public schools still don't have them.