Assembly committee advances bill that would allow businesses to keep supply of epinephrine

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MADISON –€” A Wisconsin Assembly committee has advanced a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors to be used in case of life-threatening allergic reactions.

The Health Committee unanimously approved the bill Wednesday, June 3rd. The committee changed the bill to make clear that businesses may offer the drug, but aren’t required to have it on hand.

Schools are already allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would add camps, colleges, restaurants and other businesses to those allowed to carry and administer the drug. Auto-injectors are used to treat a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that causes constricted airways that make it difficult to breathe.

The measure is expected to come up for an Assembly vote on Tuesday.