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So irritated about EpiPen commercial..have you seen it?
I was watching Discovery Channel today when a commercial for EpiPen came on.
It shows a boy (about 8 yrs old) playing on a baseball team. His mother narrates and describes how he was stung by a bee, got hives, throat began to close, etc...but that thanks to the EpiPen she was able to stop the reaction while waiting for 911 to arrive.
It also mentions (as an aside) that other things including some food allergies can cause anaphylactic reactions too.
Well..as she's talking it shows many scenes, including a few in the dugout. It shows the little boy EATING A SNACK IN THE DUGOUT...I'll give you one guess what he was eating!
It had PEANUTS in big bold letters on the bag.
Out of all the activities in a dugout, they had to show THAT? And of all snack food, peanuts was the best choice?
So.. here's a company that should MORE than understand the seriousness of a peanut allergy..and I feel as though they trivialized it. It's almost as if...no big deal, a bee sting, a bag of peanuts...don't worry, just inject your child with our product.
I'm mad and irritated and not stating this very well.
Have you seen it and what do you think?
Matthew 23 months
Mommy to Matthew born 6/8/01 and Nathan born 2/6/06
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