Kaléo Offers Free AUVI-Q Auto-injectors to All US Public Elementary Schools
Friday, August 11, 2017
Kaléo, begins a new charitable product donation program, offering AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-injectors free of charge to all public elementary schools in the United States. The new program, “Q Your School,” provides up to four AUVI-Q cartons (each carton contains two epinephrine auto-injectors and a Trainer) per school per academic year, as well as access to educational materials on how to identify and respond to life-threatening allergic emergencies.
AUVI-Q (0.15 mg and 0.3 mg) is a FDA-approved prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions. It is an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) with innovative features such as voice instructions that help guide a user with step-by-step instructions through the epinephrine delivery process and an automatic retractable needle system, a first for epinephrine auto-injectors, that injects the epinephrine and retracts the needle back into the device within seconds. AUVI-Q is not a substitute for emergency medical care.
“There are nearly 6 million children, under 18, living with life-threatening allergies,” said Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of kaléo. “We are proud to offer the “Q Your School” charitable donation program offering free AUVI-Q Auto-injectors to all public elementary schools across the nation.”
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are approximately 67,000 public elementary schools in America. Through the Kaléo Cares Product Donation Program, qualified applicants may apply to receive up to four AUVI-Q cartons (each carton contains two epinephrine auto-injectors and a Trainer) per school per academic year, free of charge. There are no obligations, such as marketing or product exclusivity requirements, attached to the “Q Your School” program.
“Schools play an important role in helping to keep kids with food allergies safe,” said Melanie Carver, Vice President of Community Services at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). “This is an exciting program because it helps schools be better prepared to recognize and respond to life-threatening allergic emergencies.”