Mylan and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts EpiPen Strategic Alliance

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Recently, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts signed a strategic alliance agreement with Mylan to provide EpiPen Auto-Injectors at the Disney Parks.  This is a big deal because it helps those with life threatening allergies to receive the treatment they need in the event of an emergency.  Obviously, these auto-injectors should not be used to replace your own treatment regimen, but if something happens and you don’t have an EpiPen handy, then this is a great way to get treatment to the person in distress quickly.

As you can see by this map of Hollywood Studios, the auto-injectors will be located near the main entrance to the park.

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This map shows the location of the EpiPen auto-injectors.

For more information about this, please refer to the press release below, and thanks for stopping by!

Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors

EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage; New Multi-year Alliance to Increase Anaphylaxis Awareness through Multiple Educational Initiatives

Nov 7, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Nov. 7, 2014 – Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced it has signed a multi-year strategic alliance agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to help increase awareness of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening (severe) allergic reaction. The agreement includes updated maps in Disney’s domestic theme parks and on its cruise ships as well as updated signage in the parks that highlight locations with EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. Over time, the companies also will introduce a variety of educational resources designed to increase awareness of and preparedness for severe allergic reactions.

EpiPen® locations will roll out at Disney parks and on cruise ships beginning in late 2014. In addition to emergency medical services (EMS), nurses trained to administer EpiPen Auto-Injectors are available during First Aid station operating hours to assist guests experiencing a severe allergic reaction. To help guests identify EpiPen locations, Disney’s guide maps will now include an EpiPen Auto-Injector symbol and new signage at First Aid stations.

“Mylan’s mission is to provide the world’s 7 billion people access to high quality medicine and set new standards in health care. In support of this mission, we are committed to enhancing access to EpiPen Auto-Injectors and to increasing awareness of anaphylaxis. Like life, severe allergic reactions are unpredictable, so people need to be prepared,” said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. “We are very proud to be working with Disney, which already has a strong reputation for meeting the needs of people managing severe allergies, and believe we can further raise awareness of anaphylaxis through this collaboration and our joint commitment to education.”

Anaphylaxis is unpredictable, and can progress quickly and without warning. Clinical guidelines state that epinephrine is the first-line treatment when anaphylaxis occurs, making access critical. For those with a known risk, it is important to be prepared with an anaphylaxis action plan that includes 1) avoiding known allergens, 2) recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, 3) having immediate access to two epinephrine auto-injectors, such as EpiPen Auto-Injector, and 4) seeking immediate emergency medical care should anaphylaxis occur.

“For our guests who live with severe allergies every day, identifying EpiPen locations is an additional tool they’ll have for their anaphylaxis management plan,” said Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “This new strategic alliance will help raise awareness of EpiPen locations so that our Guests with severe allergies may have the best possible experience at our parks and on our cruise ships.”

Families managing known severe allergies are encouraged to follow their individual anaphylaxis action plans and carry their epinephrine auto-injectors with them at all times.

Indications
EpiPen® (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors are for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) caused by allergens, exercise, or unknown triggers; and for people who are determined to be at increased risk for these reactions. EpiPen and EpiPen Jr are intended for immediate self administration as emergency supportive therapy only. Seek immediate emergency medical treatment after use.

Important Safety Information

EpiPen Auto-Injectors contain a single dose of epinephrine, which you inject into your outer thigh. DO NOT INJECT INTO YOUR VEIN, BUTTOCK, FINGERS, TOES, HANDS OR FEET. In case of accidental injection, please seek immediate medical treatment. Epinephrine should be used with caution if you have heart disease or are taking certain medicines that can cause heart-related (cardiac) symptoms.

Tell your doctor if you have certain medical conditions such as asthma, depression, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, have any other medical conditions, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Be sure to also tell your doctor all the medicines you take, especially medicines for asthma. If you have certain medical conditions, or take certain medicines, your condition may get worse or you may have longer lasting side effects when you take the EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector.

The most common side effects may include increase in heart rate, stronger or irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and vomiting, difficulty breathing, paleness, dizziness, weakness or shakiness, headache, apprehension, nervousness or anxiety. These side effects usually go away quickly, especially if you rest.

Talk to your healthcare professional to see if EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector is right for you.

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

About EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector

EpiPen® (epinephrine) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors are used for the emergency treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions. Each EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® contains two single auto-injectors, instructions for use and a training device, with no drug product or needle, to help patients become familiar with the administration technique. EpiPen Auto-Injector should be administered immediately at the first sign of an anaphylactic reaction. EpiPen Auto-Injector is not a substitute for emergency medical treatment. Patients should seek emergency medical attention immediately following administration. EpiPen Auto-Injector has been the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for more than 25 years and has three-step simple instructions for use. For more information about EpiPen Auto-Injector, please visit www.EpiPen.com.

About Mylan

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 excellence 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 1,300 generic pharmaceuticals and several brand medications. In addition, we offer a wide range of antiretroviral therapies, upon which approximately 40% 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 140 countries and territories. Our workforce of more than 20,000 people is dedicated to improving the customer experience and increasing pharmaceutical access to consumers around the world. Learn more at mylan.com

About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

More than 50 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts, cruise ships, entertainment and attractions.

EpiPen®, EpiPen Jr®, EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® are registered trademarks of Mylan Inc. licensed exclusively to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P.

SOURCE Mylan Inc. and The Walt Disney Company

Get to know Jennifer, A New Contributor for My Dreams of Disney!

{Editor’s Note: Please welcome Jennifer, our newest My Dreams of Disney Contributor!  I am blessed to have so many enthusiastic writers want to help out on the site, you may know about Jennifer from the video that ran on our Facebook page earlier this week — so please welcome her!}

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”  –Walt Disney

I am, by nature, a curious person.  I’m always looking for a new adventure, always searching for the “why” and the “how” of even the most mundane thing, always ready for an experience I’ve never had before.

And that’s where My Dreams of Disney comes in.  Hi, my name is Jennifer, and I am new around here!  I am so excited to be joining the wonderful writers of MDOD and to begin a new writing journey…okay, and I’m a little nervous!

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Because I’m a “why” and “how” sort of gal, I thought it would be important to tell you why and how I came to be a Disney lover, and in turn, a contributor here.

Growing up, I was in love with Disney movies.  Our family was behind on technology, to say the least, and the best Christmas ever was when I got my very own VCR that lived in my very own room.  To go along with it, Santa brought me Beauty and the Beast on VHS.  I was in love.  She was me!  She lived on a farm, she loved to read, she was slightly kooky!  Okay, I never lived in an enchanted castle or fell in love with a beast, but my life had just started and there was plenty of time for that!  I began my collection of movies and dragged my mom to all the theater releases of all the films, even the really bad ones (A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, anyone??).

My parents tell me I had a brief visit to Walt Disney World when I was a kid, but I absolutely have no memory of it.

So when we began to have children and they adored anything Princess or Mickey, suggesting we go to WDW was like planning a dream I’d had since I could remember.

We, and by that I mean my husband Brandon and myself, have three wonderful children.

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Julia is the oldest, and our first princess.  She’s organized and adventurous, and she keeps us in line (most of the time).  I let her plan a good majority of our vacations with only a little direction from me.  Restaurant choices are fully hers.

Brynn is our second daughter and middle child.  Her curly, wild hair matches her personality!  She’s brilliant and extremely funny and creative.  She also has high-functioning autism and dystonia, which does affect how we tour the parks (more on that in a later post).  In no way does that hold her back in any way, and you just can’t help but love her.

Sawyer is our youngest and he’s just so very…very…TWO!  He can be the most loving little guy, until he’s not.  Whoa.  At WDW, he’s an angel, and he recently had his first hair cut right there on Main Street, as all our kids have done.

We began our trips when Julia was three, and we’ve been four times so far.  Each year just gets better and better, and we are truly addicts.  Disney planning consumes us.  We are active on forums, we scour websites, we watch YouTube videos of other families…

And that brings us to how we arrived at My Dreams of Disney!  This year, we decided to make our very own Disney Trip Video.  We learned as we went along, but I really think it turned out wonderfully.  It’s fifteen minutes of pure joy.  Wanting to share with the people who had helped in planning, I sent it to Mike at MDOD, just hoping he’d view it and know that he helped create some of those smiles.  It turns out he’d make my smiles even bigger by sharing it on his Facebook page, then later asking me to post on the blog on a variety of topics.  Here is that infamous famous video link for all of you to see!  I hope you enjoy it.

And now I’ll let you in on a few of my WDW favorites and quirks:

  • My favorite park is Epcot.
  • My favorite park to watch my children enjoy is Magic Kingdom.
  • We always have to go to Magic Kingdom on our first day of the trip, even if it’s too crowded to breathe.
  • I am guilty of coordinating outfits for all five of us for every single day of the trip.  Luckily, my kids don’t notice and my husband doesn’t mind.
  • My husband does water resource engineering as a regular job.  He does photography as a side gig.  That makes for fabulous photos, which you’ll most likely see here!
  • My favorite ride is Soarin’.
  • Brynn has a fascination with “it’s a small world.”  Kids on the spectrum tend to find something they like and stick with it.  We watch video ride-throughs, have the music on repeat, read the books, and play with the toys.  Her bedroom even has a mural of the entrance clock guy.  It’s serious.
  • My kids sleep with stuffed Duffy bears, even though I wasn’t impressed with him when he was introduced (hello, moneymaker!).  You can’t help what they love.
  • I’m organized down to every last detail of park planning and itineraries, but I can go with the flow, mostly because I have to.

That’s me in a nutshell.  I am thrilled to be able to share my Disney addiction with others and to make their trips magical, just as this site has already done for my family.

See ya real soon!