SCWEMS secures auto-injectors


With the arrival of new epinephrine auto-injectors to South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) we can all breathe a little easier. Literally and figuratively—the drug is used in emergency situations to treat anaphylactic shock, which can close a patient’s airways.

Upwardly spiraling prices and restrictive state regulations had left SCWEMS ambulance director Heidi Sifford scrambling to find an affordable replacement for the service’s “EpiPens,” or epinephrine auto-injectors. The service’s supplies were set to expire on April 1, but, at $680 per unit, SCWEMS couldn...

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