To support children and young adults who may be at risk of anaphylaxis whilst away from home, the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017 allows schools, without the need for a prescription, to purchase and hold supply of adrenaline auto-injectors. Regulations allow the purchase of a reasonable number of adrenaline auto-injectors for use on an occasional basis and as required.
Schools requiring a supply of adrenaline auto-injectors to be used in emergency situations are now able to order EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg through Mylan’s distributor, Alliance Healthcare.
To place your order, please provide your local pharmacy with a letter, written on your school’s headed paper and signed by the principal or headteacher. The pharmacy will then send the request to Mylan’s distribution partner, Alliance Healthcare.
Please be reminded that the purchase of EpiPen 0.3mg is currently limited to two devices per order.