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Possible grants for schools stocking EpiPens

SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the country could soon be rewarded for keeping kids safe from allergies.
SPRINGFIELD -- Schools around the country could soon be rewarded for keeping kids safe from allergies. Illinois Senators Mark Kirk (R) and Dick Durbin (D) are sponsoring a bill which would reward grants to schools which stock epinephrine, better known as EpiPens.

They give a minor injection of the hormone which helps the system fight sudden reactions to peanuts or other allergies. One school nurse says it's better to be safe than sorry.

Last year, the state passed a law allowing schools to stock EpiPens. This law goes a step further allowing states to designate which school staff members would be allowed to give the injections.
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