Food allergy parents & patients… Brace yourself, then watch this:
Dey Pharma (Mylan) must have handed full control over to their ad company, & not approved (or even watched) the commercial. That’s the only scenario I can possibly accept. They certainly could not have come up with this… could they?
Is it loaded? - Food Allergy Cartoon (Another great one from Tiffany!)
They didn’t notice that it contradicts their own patient information not to mention common sense?
If they did run it knowingly, I’m going to talk to my doctor about switching brands to TwinJect unless they issue some sort of retraction or apology.
It is wholly irresponsible to convey the EpiPen as a fail safe live-saving device allowing you to disregard caution and eat foods with unknown ingredients. To clear it up for the non-educated (and Dey Pharma/Mylan):
- Epinephrine does not work every time.
- Epinephrine buys you time until the ambulance can arrive or until you can get to hospital for proper medical treatment.
- Epinephrine is not a “cure” for knowingly eating your allergen or cross contamination.
The worst part is it’s already difficult enough to convey the severity of food allergies to people who aren’t afflicted… and to impress the very rules above in addition to why you can’t “just try a little” or how scary cross contamination can be.
This commercial is ignorant, and it spreads ignorance.
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EpiPens are portable epinephrine-dispensing devices which can be used to alleviate the symptoms of severe, acute allergies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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