/C O R R E C T I O N -- Mylan, Inc./
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 23, 2013
In the news release, Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge™ Announces Fifteen
National Scholarship Winners, issued 23-Jan-2013 by Mylan, Inc. over PR
Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the bulleted section marked
Grades 9-12, the hometown for Claire Brown should read "Lebanon, Tenn." rather
than "Lebanon, Pa." and the grade for Elizabeth Mamros should read "Grade 10"
rather than "Grade 12," as originally issued inadvertently. The complete,
corrected release follows:
Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge™ Announces Fifteen National
"Modern Family" Star Julie Bowen Commends Student Advocacy to Raise
Awareness of Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions in Schools
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mylan Specialty L.P. today
announced 15 winners of the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge™, a national
scholarship contest in which students in grades 1-12 submitted essays
describing an idea to help their school become more aware of and better
prepared to support students who may be at risk for life-threatening allergic
reactions (anaphylaxis). The hope is that the program will encourage school
communities to start talking about the seriousness of anaphylaxis, a growing
problem in this country.
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Entries to the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge, many of which came from
students who live with potentially life-threatening allergies, propose using
cutting-edge technology, art, theater, games and activities to create a more
supportive school environment for students at risk for anaphylaxis. Fifteen
winners (five each from grade groupings of 1−4, 5−8 and 9−12) were each
awarded a $2,000 college scholarship.The winning submissions, from students
ages six to 17, included an anaphylaxis rap and an interactive food allergy
"I know from watching my own son that anyone at any age can become an advocate
for anaphylaxis education," said Emmy award-winning actress Julie Bowen, whose
five-year-old son speaks openly about his life-threatening allergies. "The Get
Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge proves that children and teens have
important insights to share and can play a vital role in helping everyone
learn more about this significant health issue."
The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge was juried by leaders from Allergy &
Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics; American Latex Allergy Association;
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; Food Allergy Research & Education
(FARE); Kids With Food Allergies Foundation; National Association of School
Nurses; St. Louis Children's Hospital and the author of The Allergist Mom
blog.Submissions were evaluated based on the creativity/originality of the
idea, clear explanation of the idea and potential for implementation.
"With an estimated one in every 13 kids affected by a food allergy, the Get
Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge is an important step forward in raising
awareness in school communities about this serious health issue," said Sherry
Korczynski, executive director, Professional Affairs, Mylan Specialty L.P."As
many of the entries suggested, we need greater education and awareness in
schools to help make sure everyone knows the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
and understands what to do if it happens. This program is just one of several
ways Mylan Specialty is working to help achieve that goal."
The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge winners are:
oJohn Hyatt, Grade 1, The Covenant School, Nashville, Tenn., "Pencil
oLily Want, Grade 2, Patrick McGaheran School, Annandale, N.J., "The
oKarson Winders, Grade 2, Station Camp Elementary, Hendersonville, Tenn.,
"Food Allergy Grocery Game"
oAvery Wilson, Grade 3, Eagle Elementary School, Indianapolis, Ind., "Play
oKatelyn Winders, Grade 4, Station Camp Elementary, Hendersonville, Tenn.,
"Food Allergy Hidden Picture"
oLauren Burke, Grade 5, C.K. Burns School, Saco, Maine, "Safe Snacks"
oDavid McClendon, Grade 6, St. Marys Middle School, St. Marys, Ga.,
oLeslie Navarro, Grade 7, Carson Elementary, Chicago, Ill., "Anaphylaxis
oYlana Nguyen, Grade 7, Chaboya Middle School, San Jose, Calif.,
"Anaphylaxis: A Definite Threat"
oLillian Paniccia, Grade 7, Ricci Middle School, North Providence, R.I.,
"Bookmarks for Anaphylaxis"
oLauren Sedmak, Grade 11, Palisades Charter High School, Los Angeles,
Calif., "September Anaphylaxis Month"
oClaire Brown, Grade 12, Wilson Central High School, Lebanon, Tenn.,
"Saving Lives, One Video at a Time"
oTatiana Cunningham, Grade 12, West Deptford High School, West Deptford,
N.J., "Battle Against Anaphylaxis"
oElizabeth Mamros, Grade 10, Peters Township High School, McMurray, Pa.,
"Take Time to Care, Make More People Aware of Anaphylaxis"
oKaitlyn Steigerwald, Grade 12, Resurrection College Prep High School,
Chicago, Ill., "Random Acts of Anaphylaxis Awareness"
For more information visit www.Anaphylaxis101.com or follow @Anaphylaxis101 on
About Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis™
The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative offers practical information to
educate the school community to help those at risk for life-threatening
allergic reactions avoid their triggers, recognize anaphylaxis signs and
symptoms and understand how to quickly get appropriate treatment and immediate
medical care when anaphylaxis occurs. Visit www.Anaphylaxis101.com to explore
how anaphylaxis can affect the entire school community and learn more about
life-threatening allergic reactions. You can also download practical tools,
learn more about Julie Bowen's family story and watch a public service
announcement (PSA) featuring the actress, and sign up to receive news about
activities and events. Follow the Twitter handle @Anaphylaxis101 to get the
latest news about the initiative.
Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis brings together information from leading patient,
professional and advocacy organizations, each with the common goal of
improving anaphylaxis education, and makes them accessible through
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can occur when the
body is exposed to an allergen. Anaphylaxiscauses an estimated 1,500 deaths
each year. The prevalence of food allergies among children is on the rise, now
affecting approximately one in 13 U.S. children.
Children and adolescents are among those most at-risk for anaphylaxis due to
increased exposure to potential allergic triggers. Symptoms may include
trouble breathing, chest pain, skin hives or redness of the skin, tightness in
the throat, swelling of the lips and/or tongue, nausea, dizziness, a decrease
in blood pressure, and/or fainting.
Anaphylaxis symptoms may progress rapidly and become life-threatening,
requiring prompt recognition and treatment initiation. While avoidance of
allergic triggers is the critical first step in managing anaphylaxis,
allergens are not always obvious, and accidental exposure may still happen.
Food allergy guidelines developed by National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), recommend epinephrine as the only first-line treatment for anaphylaxis
management and that it be available at all times to those at risk for
anaphylaxis. If experiencing anaphylaxis, a person should use an epinephrine
auto-injector and seek immediate emergency medical attention. Delays in
instituting therapy with epinephrine are associated with risks of death and
About Mylan Specialty
Mylan Specialty, a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), is a specialty
pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing
of prescription drug products for the treatment of respiratory diseases,
life-threatening allergic reactions and psychiatric disorders. For more
information, please visit www.mylanspecialty.com.
Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in
health care. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people
access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make
reliability and service a habit, do what's right, not what's easy and impact
the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio
of more than 1,100 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In
addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which
approximately one-third of HIV/AIDS patients in developing countries depend.
We also operate one of the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient
manufacturers and currently market products in approximately 150 countries and
territories. Our workforce of more than 18,000 people is dedicated to
improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to
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