Kaléo to donate epinephrine injectors to elementary schools

By Tammie Smith | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond-based Kaléo pharmaceutical company is offering free Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors — devices used to treat severe allergic reactions — to more than 67,000 public elementary schools in the United States.

The new program is called “Q Your School” and will provide up to four Auvi-Q cartons — with each carton containing two epinephrine auto-injectors and a trainer device — per school per academic year.

Auvi-Q was invented by twins Evan and Eric Edwards, who grew up in the Richmond area. The brothers developed the device because of their own history of life-threatening food allergies.

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