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