Dr. Parekh advocates for more epinephrine access

Dr. Parekh advocates for more epinephrine access

Dr. Hetu Parekh spent the day at the Texas State Capitol with Dr. Louise Bethea, President of the Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology society, to support and advocate for various Senate and House Bills to expand access to stock epinephrine auto-injectors in day cares, private schools, and public colleges and universities. Also on the agenda was a bill to display informative posters about food allergy in restaurants. He met with Rep. Todd Hunter as well as numerous legislative aides and policy analysts to advocate for epinephrine auto-injector availability and safety. Currently, only public schools may keep stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies. Susan Tharp, a mom of a food allergy sufferer and food allergy advocate from San Antonio, also joined them today in their efforts.

Texas Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society

San Antonio Food Allergy Support Team

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