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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:52 am 
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The Government should fund adrenaline auto-injectors for New Zealanders with food allergies as it can save lives, a doctor says.

(Auckland Allergy clinic's Dr Vincent Crump)

Many patients in New Zealand were unable to afford an auto-injector, and some patients who had purchased one admitted they had been reluctant to use it because of the cost and had preferred to travel to a GP or hospital, according to the New Zealand Medical Journal.

"We are open to negotiations with the companies that manufacture the auto-injectors. For the meantime, although not as convenient, adrenaline is fully funded but people will need to inject it themselves," he said. ... or/5/62252

In Canada, each province has a provincial insurance plan without insurance premiums.
If your province does not list epinephrine auto-injectors, you can ask about it specifically.

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