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Illinois schools get green light to stock EpiPens
Under a state law that took effect last year, schools are allowed to stock and use prescription medicine that can save the lives of students with severe allergic reactions. But when school nurses asked doctors to prescribe the epinephrine shots, better known as EpiPens, many encountered a problem: Doctors, accustomed to writing prescriptions for individual patients, weren't sure how to prescribe an EpiPen to a school.
By Mitch Smith, Chicago Tribune reporter
August 13, 2012