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Epipens now available for all Kiwis at risk of severe anaphylaxis

Any New Zealander at risk of a severe allergic reaction can now get their hands on a free epipen. 

An Epipen being used. Source: istock.com

The FundaPen project is a collaboration between Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity which was established last year to provide children with the life saving device at no cost. 

It's now been extended for a limited time to include adults who have been diagnosed by a doctor as being at risk of anaphylaxis. 

Epipens cost up to $350 and are not currently funded by Pharmac.