Q: How do I approach my doctor to obtain a prescription for epinephrine?

Q: I take yearly trips into backcountry areas with three other people. I have my Wilderness First Responder certification through WMA. What is the best way to approach my doctor to obtain a prescription for epinephrine to include in our group kit? While none of us has had allergic reactions in the past, assistance is generally hours away.

A:  Be direct and honest.  Outline your training and your intentions.  If your doctor has any questions direct her/him to the resources section our website for the Wilderness Medicine Field Protocols.

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