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Free EpiPen Trainers?

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Hi, A while ago I registered as a new member and SOMEWHERE there was an entry refering to a manufacturer who would give free trainer pens. Actually someone else was saying they saw this entry and couldn't remember where. I have a 4 year old who is P.A. and need to get educated as well as trained so our family can deal with this life treathing allergy. He has already been rejected from attending a preschool type program called Moms day out. I need info to educte the nursery staff at the YMCA and these trainer pens. Please help me. Thanks so much Also a tip... Jeremy had ear tube surgery 3 weeks ago and the wrist band with his name and doctor info is still on (cute dogs on it) and the info written in ink is still very easy to read. (after many bathes, etc) For those who have kids allergic to nickel or just want a disposable and firmly attached medical alert braclet it is ideal. I plan on going to the day surgery office and begging for some. Go try it! Thanks for your help in advance. Susie

On Jun 7, 1999

Dey Labs gives out free trainers-at least they did to me. I recently told someone else about it and they weren't very nice and begrudgingly agreed to send her one Try it, though-maybe you'll get a nice operator like I did. Their # is 1-800-755-5560

On Jun 7, 1999

Hi...

We got our epi-trainer from FAN for only 2.00. I thought that was incredibly reasonable..especiall for a training tool that could be used countless times and could save my childs life. FYI..FAN is the Food Allergy Network, if you haven't found it yet..its great! Tammy

On Nov 30, 1999

Here is a reminder about Dey Labs and free Epi-Pen trainers. I called and they sent me three trainers and some written info. I gave them to the school nurse for the training sessions. Their # is 1-800-755-5560

Sue in Sunny Arizona

On Dec 1, 1999

Hi, I dont mean to sound naive, but what exactly is an epi pen trainer???

I have the epi pens, is the trainer any different?

By Dyane on Jul 15, 2009

Ahhh, ok. We had an Epipenjr last summer and this new one has a "trainer". We just got it yesterday so we have yet to train with it.

It is a great idea. We are comfortable giving injections because we do it twice a day for two other loved ones but it is nice to know that they provide these for people to become comfortable enough to do it properly. We are thinking of having the grandparents train with it.

On Dec 1, 1999

The trainer is just like a regular epi-pen but without the needle or medicine inside. It is used to teach people how to give an epi-pen injection.It is a great learning tool and gives people hands on experience without the stress of a reaction happening.

On Dec 5, 1999

Hi,

I just wanted to update once again, I called 1-800-755-5560 Friday and they are sending me 2 trainers and written info also for free.They were very nice on the phone!!!

By heatherblackcat on Jun 17, 2009

anaphylaxis.org for $5.00

On Dec 8, 1999

I live in Canada and was wondering where I could get an epipen trainer. Any ideas?

On Dec 8, 1999

I live in Canada and was wondering where I could get an epipen trainer. Any ideas?

On Apr 4, 2001

EpiPen topic - just brining it back up

On Aug 12, 2001

I called the number for Dey and they were very testy, wanted to know how I had gotten the number. I sort of "bullied" her into sending me one. The whole call left me with a headache. She said she did not want to send out any more free ones since they now come with the double-pack epipens.

Just wanted to let y'all know that maybe this source has dried up and that purchasing through FAAN for $2.00 may be the only way to get them in the future. (besides getting a prescription for the 2-pack epi pens) -Cindia

On Aug 13, 2001

Recently, we ordered 2 epis from the grocery store pharmacy. When we got it, we noticed that it came in a "2 Pak" that also had a free epi-trainer inside! So, in one little box, you get 2 epis plus the trainer! Just wanted to pass that along.

On Aug 17, 2001

Cindia, I hope to goodness I wasn't the cause of the testiness you got on the phone. I was on a tv show on July 10th with my son and I gave the producer the number for Dey and to tell the viewers about the free epi-trainers. The show aired in 4 states. A few days after the show, the producer called me and told me that Dey might be contacting me because they rec'vd over 70 calls in a short period because of the show. They now want to charge a nominal fee for the trainers and that they preferred that we get them through our doctors.

When I spoke to the rep when I requested my free epi-trainer back in June, I told her about the show I was going to be on and she thought it was great and never made any mention about a fee for them. She actually sent me 4 trainers for free! I asked for 1! Anyway, my DS demonstrated the epi-trainer on the show and the host also showed it and gave the number for Dey.

So in conclusion, I unfortunately think I made a boo-boo but as I said in another post, it is unfortunate that Dey feels the need to charge for this when they were always free. They sure charge enough for the actual epi-pen! Actually, I would pay any price for the epi-pen, I'm not cheap my sons life is priceless. I'm irritated at Dey because it is the principle. Now they want to charge because they got a few more requests than they're use to.

On Aug 18, 2001

When my husband called Dey a couple of months ago, the representative was very friendly and helpful. He explained that he wanted to get trainers for all the school districts in our county and they told him they thought it was a wonderful idea and there would be some things sent out. About a week later we got a big package of *10* trainers and a bunch of pamphlets on the Epipen and it's usage.

He called them again a couple of weeks ago to request some of their other literature and received the same treatment. I wonder if maybe Cindia didn't just get a rep who was having a bad day? Of course, my hubby wasn't asking for the trainers this last time either, so maybe that's it...

On Jan 20, 2003

raising

On Jan 20, 2003

I called Dey and they gave me a new # to call emergency medical products-1800-558-6270 its 4.95 + shipping and handling of 7.95 product # 650051. I gave this info to the school Love this site Synthia edited to add Thank you NC mom I called the phone # 1-800-869-9005 ext 2820 and got a realy nice rep and they are sending 4 trainers and video plus flyers for the school.

Thank you NCMom.

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On Jan 21, 2003

I have an extra trainer if someone wants me to send it to them. Let me know by e-mail.

Thanks, Jaime

On Jan 21, 2003

Since my son now has to carry the regular EpiPen, we get them in a 2-pak which comes with a trainer in each pak. Thus, I have at least 2 extra trainers now. If anyone would like one, send me a message via my e-mail.

On Jan 21, 2003

I have been contacted by another member so it looks like my extra one is hers now.

Thanks! Jaime

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On Jan 21, 2003

Dey Labs will send you several epi-trainers and pamphlets to go with them. Do a search and find the number. I know I posted it here before.

When I called them I requested 5 of them. 3 for school 1 for daycare and 1 for home personal training,.

best wishes,

Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

On Feb 5, 2003

My epi-pen trainers have been requested.

On Feb 5, 2003

I just got two 2-packs (2 Epi's plus a free trainer in each package) from the pharmacy.

On May 28, 2003

I sent an e-mail to FAAN about epi-trainers and they gave me DEY's # 1-800-869-9005 ext. 2820. They are sending me a trainer free with some information. The rep. was very nice and there was no issue of cost. She said it would take 5-7 days to arrive.

On Jun 5, 2003

I received not one but two epi-trainers and a video and some information from DEY. I also had my son's epi-pen jr prescription filled and the two pack does contain a trainer. But if someone doesn't need a new prescription, they can still get a trainer from DEY.

On Jun 5, 2003

sorry,one more thing! They also sent me a free copy of the "No Nuts for Me" book and my son loves it. The woman on the phone when I requested the trainer asked what my son was allergic to. I thought it was very nice to enclose a free book.

On Jun 5, 2003

Canadian site where you can buy epi-pen trainers:

[url="http://www.allergy-essentials.com/index.htm"]http://www.allergy-essentials.com/index.htm[/url]

(Just a warning that I would not fill out their order form as it is not a secure connection. It's likely best to order over the phone.)

On Jun 5, 2003

river: Instead of Canadians buying epi-pen trainers, they could also phone Dey and request a free one!!

On Jun 6, 2003

I'm also in Canada. I just call the people at Dey and their sending me the Trainer and the Video!

On Jun 6, 2003

On Tuesday, I called Dey (800-869-9005x2820) and left a message on her voice mail (after several attempts). And to my surprise we received a package TODAY from Dey. It included 2 trainers, a video, and a 'No Nuts for Me' book. Kudos to that company for being so helpful, generous and quick to respond.

On Jun 6, 2003

And I just noticed that they also sent a EpiPen carrying case. Quite an impressive package for no charge!

On Jun 6, 2003

When I called Dey two years ago (from Canada) Dey told me flat out that they won't ship to Canada and gave me Allergy Essentials number and address to order thru. When I called Allergy Essentials I found out they charged for the trainers, so I just had my states-side SIL send me ones she got for free from Dey.

When I read Codyman said to try Dey again, I did. Today I called Dey, they said "send to Canada?, no problem, how many do you want and do you want some video's too?" No charge - no shipping!

This was a big change from two years ago - guess Dey changed their policy to include sending the free trainers and stuff to Canada - we don't have to buy from Allergy Essentials any more.

Thanks for whoever re-raised this "older" thread - it certainly was worth it for this Canadian. Warm regards, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jun 7, 2003

We just got some new epi's. We got the two packs, and each two pack comes with a trainer. I'm not sure if the single packs now come with a trainer or not.

On Jun 7, 2003

I was surprised and pleased to get a trainer with our renewed prescription of our epipens. The allergist we had before only sent one epipen, this time we got 3 (so everywhere she goes, a needle will be) and a trainer pen which I carry in my purse and train anyone who comes in contact with her. We are still pretty bad about actually *leaving* the real needle with people, after a too close call last week, we have been on the ball.

On Jun 19, 2003

Hi -- I am new to all this The free epi-pen & video you are discussing -- is it the same thing I would get from [url="http://www.allergic-reactions.com/home/freekit_main.html"]http://www.allergic-reactions.com/home/freekit_main.html[/url]

I've already ordered that. I also got the pack people mentioned -- 2 epi-pens and a trainer. But I am new to all this (never thought I needed it for me, probably did. definately need it for my daughter)& the more info I can get & give out to relatives, etc., the better.

------------------ Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

On Jun 20, 2003

I received free epi-trainers, information pamphlets and instructional videos from Dey Laboratories, which I intend to give to my son's school.

I was thrilled at Dey's generosity and assistance and the fact that they mailed this material all the way to Canada.

It is just such a great help!

On Jun 20, 2003

ElleMo: I looked at the web site and it is from Dey, so you will probably receive the same information.

On Jun 20, 2003

Thank you Dey!!

I received 4 trainers,1 instructional video and pamphlets.

Love this site Synthia

On Jun 23, 2003

[b]Thanks![/b] I got my packet today. I received the vidoe, pamphlets, trainer pens AND a children's book about allergies

Quote:

Originally posted by Codyman: [b]ElleMo: I looked at the web site and it is from Dey, so you will probably receive the same information.[/b]

------------------ Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

On Jul 14, 2003

river/ElleMo - just wondering how long it took for the trainers to arrive? I requested one online about 3 weeks ago and haven't received anything- though they did email me back saying that they were sending out an information package. Thanks- mae [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 15, 2003

I eventually received 2 packets -- one with the video arrived in about 2 weeks & one with just literature a few weeks later. My hubby had called around the same time that I emailed so I am not sure which package was sent because the result of the email & which was the result of the call.

I've been seeing a lot of Epi-pen commercials, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are swamped with requests!

Quote:

Originally posted by mae: [b]river/ElleMo - just wondering how long it took for the trainers to arrive? I requested one online about 3 weeks ago and haven't received anything- though they did email me back saying that they were sending out an information package. Thanks- mae [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

On Sep 11, 2003

I gave my package to my daughter's elementary school and the principal showed the video to the staff before school started. The staff took all the brochures so I have just phoned for more to be sent to me. The staff at the Daycare my children attend need to be retrained as well. The video is great and it is nice to have a supply of trainers on hand.

On Sep 11, 2003

Wow....I just called Dey, thinking they'll never send stuff all the way to Newfoundland but I'll try anyhow... The woman I spoke with was so nice, she's sending trainers, video, book and pamphlets...all free of charge....what an amazing company...I'm really impressed. I love this site, I learn something new everyday...thanks everyone.

Lisa

On Sep 12, 2003

Hey guys,

My son's new teacher needs some info. so I called Dey this morning 8:30a.m. and left a message with my number. At 10:00 I called again and message came on again. I left all my info. addy etc etc so should I assume they will mail the trainers and video or should I follow up again?

TIA

On Sep 12, 2003

Everything should be okay if you left a message. When I phoned I received the answering machine but phone again later to talk to a 'real' person. I received everything with 10 days.

On Sep 16, 2003

i sent an email and received a Epipen Trainer and pamphlet info within a few days. Did not receive a video. theresa

On Sep 17, 2003

WOW, I just spoke with a representative at Dey. Her name is Savone (not sure if I'm spelling that correctly). Phone # 1-800-869-9005 ext 2820

Anyway, I told her that I heard I could get Epi-pen trainers here. She wanted to know how many I needed. I told her only 2. She then asked me if it was because of peanuts. I said yes. She then asked me who it was for. I stated that it was for my ds who will be 5 this November. She then told me that she will be putting a book for him, pamphlets for the school and a video to help show the teachers and staff!!!

Each time I thanked her and told her how much it will all help, she kept adding more things of what she was sending me.

It's so nice to finally have someone help me out. What an incredibly nice person she is!

On Sep 18, 2003

I just called Dey yesterday too and spoke to Savone. She never asked me who it was for, etc... just asked how many trainers I wanted and took my address. Will wait and see what I get. I hope I get the video...

On Sep 18, 2003

i called yesterday and talked to someone who asked me who is was for and she said she would send a video, trainers and book also. a very nice person. Theresa

On Sep 18, 2003

I also talked to Savonne (SP) today. Very nice lady!! What a wonderful thing to do for us, especially sending it out for free. I am getting 4 trainers, pamphlets and the video, I hope I get the book too. Anything will help.

Jan

On Oct 17, 2003

Hi Guys,

Just to follow up I did receive the video pamphlets, 3 epipen trainers, "No nuts for me" book from Dey yesterday. I haven't watched the video yet. I am going to send a Thank You Card to Dey in lovely California(Arnold... Congratulations, you go big boy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] )

I'm so impressed. Austin brought the book in for show and tell and the teacher read the book to the class.

On Oct 23, 2003

bumping up!

On Oct 23, 2003

YES! Dey is a terrific company and sent me a package a few years ago when my son was diagnosed.

The world would be a much better place for the peanut allergic community if more companies would care about food allergies like DEY and Philly Swirl...unfortuneately this list of allergy aware companies is small today..let's get the word out about PA and keep educating!!

On Oct 23, 2003

SF

DITTO!!

Love this site Synthia

On Oct 24, 2003

WOW!!! What nice people at DEY. I called today and Savone spoke to me for a while then passed me on to someone else to take my order and he kept asking do you need anything else, until I think he gave me everything they have. In fact he said he would send me 2 of each video and lots of trainers and even extra books to give to my DS school. I was very impressed with their generosity.

------------------ ssmd mom of 3

On Jul 6, 2004

raising for

tomanynuts and new commers Love this site Synthia

On Jul 6, 2004

Are you all Americans? I tried to order the epi-pen dual pack with the free epi-trainer and was told it is not available in Canada. The pharmacist did make a few phone calls for me, and gave me a number to call Anaphylaxis Canada to get one - but I had to buy it.

On Jul 6, 2004

AnnaMarie,I am in the USA. Love this site Synthia

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On Jul 6, 2004

Anna Marie, when did this happen?

I came in and read this thread for the first time to-day because it had been re-raised. When I saw that you got trainers, video, and pamphlets, I thought, cool, I'm going to phone.

But I was going to ask the same thing you did - can Canadians participate as well?

Then, in reading through the thread, Codyman, river, and Syd's Mom all called Dey and received the free information kit and they're all Canadian.

So, now you have me wondering, do I put it on my "to do" list or did you call like to-day and were told no Canadians.

The other comment I did want to make is that yes, it is super that Dey is finally being so receptive and everything and sending out the information that they are. But remember, they also have a monopoly on a product that saves lives right now (does anyone remember just a couple of months ago when we couldn't find Epi-pens with a long enough away expiry date in Canada?).

So, I'd say if you have a monopoly on such an important, life saving product, hey, you can send out some free trainers, videos and pamphlets (just MHO).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 6, 2004

I just called the 1-800 # and punched in the extension that e-mom listed for Savone and I got her voice mail and left a message (remembering that it is probably 3 hours behind time wise in California). So, I'll post what happens.

Then, as I'm doing it, I'm thinking, hey, you don't have a mailing address if it takes more than three weeks for the product to get here! DUH! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]

Also, Anna Marie, smack is also Canadian.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Jul 7, 2004

Cindy, I didn't call Dey directly. I went to the pharmacy to refill my son's prescriptions and I requested the epi-pen jr dual pack with free trainer. All that I got was two epi-pen jr. I asked about the trainer, and the pharmacist made a few phone calls, then gave me a toll free number to call Anaphylaxis Canada to get the trainer (which I thought was going to be free, but which I had to pay for).

btw, could you use mil's address to have it mailed to?

On Sep 8, 2004

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Sep 8, 2004

Cindy, did you receive the free trainers? If so, I am phoning tomorrow!

On Oct 1, 2004

bump

------------------ The Daisy Thanks You

On Oct 21, 2004

Not clear what date I ordered the trainer on the phone from Dey but it was mailed from California on September 29th and received here, in Ontario, Canada, on October 12th.

I have yet to open the package, so not sure what exactly was sent.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 21, 2004

One Epi-pen trainer, a video about how to administer the Epi-pen, and a booklet re anaphylaxis.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Feb 3, 2005

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Feb 15, 2005

I called Dey last week and they are still very helpful. I received 3 trainers, 3 pamphlets, and a DVD in about 5 days. The number has changed. It is still 1-800-869-9005, but the extension is now 3368.

On Jul 26, 2005

Simply re-raising in case anyone needs some for the new school year. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 27, 2005

This is the first time I have seen this thread (since it's been re-raised). I just called the updated 1-800 number, and got a representative on the line. I didn't ask about a video, or pamphlets, just the trainers (although the others would be nice, it's the trainers that I really want/need for my ds entering Kindergarten this year). She did say, though, that she would send out a "kit". I'll keep y'all updated when I receive it! Thanks for re-raising this thread!!!

On Jul 27, 2005

NCPeanutMom, glad this was helpful. I was actually sent my first Epi-pen trainer from a fellow member in America, long before this thread was started.

Then, I was thinking last night and remembered how helpful it was to hand over this "kit" to my son's new school this year. It had one trainer only I think (I might be wrong) - I should go and re-check my posts from last year. But I'm fairly sure there was an educational video and a pamphlet.

Well, at least this year is. I just find that when you're able to give the school something like this, straight off, it seems so much easier. When my guy first started school I probably just showed the school how to use the Epi-pen with my real one in my purse, but I'm fairly sure it was my guy's second year of school that we very fortunate to receive the trainer from the other member.

I have also received educational videos from another member and those really helped as well (one of my guy's previous schools lost them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ).

So, to have all one package just to hand over, I think is great. In fact, I might call again and even though my guy is at the same school, just have another kit for them to use.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 27, 2005

So, yes, I did re-read my posts from last year and it looks as though it took about 2 weeks for me to receive (remember from California to Toronto) a whole kit and caboodle from Dey.

I best call for September month start if I want another set.

I've had another thought - is everyone using these solely for school purposes? I mean, they might be great to say hand the whole package over to in-laws, babysitter/nannies, other family.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 27, 2005

I ordered mine in January (3 trainers, video, pamphlet) and had my parents order another package (1 trainer, video, pamphlet). I gave DS's daycare a video and trainer and had all family members, friends, babysitters watch the one I keep on hand.

Side Note: You don't have to talk to Savonne (sp?) any representative will send the package.

Ali

On Jul 30, 2005

I just wanted to post an update for everyone. I called Dey on Wednesday, the 27th, and got the kit today, Saturday, the 30th. It went from California (I think) to North Carolina.

In the kit is one trainer pen (that's OK, I've got a couple of old ones, as well), a DVD on how to administer an epi-pen, and a couple of pamphlets. In the DVD case is also a $5 rebate on 2 epi-pens or epi-pen juniors. That will come in handy, as we will be getting new prescriptions before school starts.

Just thought you all might be interested in what they are now sending!

On Aug 17, 2005

Thank you all so much for posting the number and extension for the Dey company. I just found out on the 9th of Aug. that my 1 year old is allergic to peanuts and the doctor is prescribing the Epipen Jr. for my son. I hope to never have to use it, but I did call today for a free training pen from Dey and the lady I talked with was very helpful. It is a very scary time right now with the all the information I am finding, but I have read many of the posts here and seeing all of your support of each other and sharing of information makes me feel a bit better.

Thank you again. Heidi

On Aug 23, 2005

Jeez, you think if I re-raise it, I might actually call them at the same time? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 23, 2005

I did call. I was asked for what purpose the request was for - I said to help train my son's school. Then, I was asked how many trainers I would like, a choice between the video and the DVD and two sets of two different brochures will be coming. I'll let you know how long it takes the package to arrive.

The woman did say that the reason she asked was because sometimes people want more trainers when they're dealing with the school.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 23, 2005

csc: Which number did you phone?

phone # 1-800-869-9005 ext 2820

OR

phone # 1-800-869-9005, ext 3368

I would like the DVD and some more pamphlets. Thanks for re-raising!!

On Aug 23, 2005

Codyman,

When I called I didn't need either extension, I delt directly with the customer service person (Tony????) who answered.

Ali

On Aug 23, 2005

Codyman, I used the 3368 extension.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 24, 2005

Q'sMommy and csc: Thank You!

On Sep 2, 2005

I got my complete package to-day from Dey - September 2nd. I'm unclear what date I ordered it, but I did get it in time for back-to-school on Tuesday so I'm quite pleased.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Sep 2, 2005

Glad you posted in this thread. I need the # to call on Monday, although I'll try phoning tomorrow. Would like the DVD!

On Sep 6, 2005

Just called Dey, they are sending me the DVD, pamphlets, trainers and 2 of the new cases.

On Sep 6, 2005

I handed the unopened package in for the principal of the school this morning. I did the same thing last year with trainers and a video at that time. It's with the understanding that I will be speaking with her about what I've given her but I do know that she did use the package I gave her last year.

It may have taken just over a week for me to get mine and I was surprised because it didn't take as long last year, but then again, last year I ordered later.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Apr 28, 2006

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On May 1, 2006

Simply re-raising (again) for a reason. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On May 1, 2006

Bummer. I just called Dey at 1-800-869-9005, extension 3368. It's not like I didn't believe that they were no longer shipping to Canada, but I just wanted to see if the answer would be consistent.

I spoke with CSR Tony and he said that Canadians have to contact the distributor of the Epi-Pen in Canada, Allerex at 613-831-7733. He wasn't able to tell me if they would send out the same package as what I have received from Dey or if it was free as it had been from Dey.

I then went on to tell him that I had received a package from Dey one year with a DVD and one year with a video (along with the trainers) and asked him when their policy about shipping to Canada had changed.

He said that apparently they were never supposed to have shipped to Canada in the first place - that Allerex is supposed to take care of Canadian Epi-Pen consumers.

So, there's that.

I'll try to call Allerex later.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On May 17, 2006

From another post in another thread:-

Okay. I finally got around to it. I called Allerex at the # I posted in either this thread or the other thread re free Epi-Pen trainers (I think I linked it in this thread anyway). If you call them, the woman will give you an e-mail address (no, I didn't have a pen beside me to write down the e-mail address ).

They do not have DVD's or videos but when you write your e-mail, you just tell them how many Epi-Pen trainers you would like and give them all of your shipping information.

So, they're still get-able. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Jul 15, 2006

Re-raising in case anyone wants to get some ordered for back-to-school time (yes, and it also jogs aged brain here herself [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Jul 20, 2006

You should request that your doctor write the prescription for EPI Pen 2 pack. It comes with a practice epi pen. You also get two epi pens for the price of one.

On Jul 20, 2006

saknjmom, I spoke with my pharmacist a couple of months ago because I see at least two of our four EpiPens are expiring September month and I want to replace them in August month for back-to-school and just because I need to. Anyway. I don't know if it has to do with the insurance I have, but I don't need a doctor's prescription for them. I just have to pick them up. Now, I could ask my pharmacist if he could ask Allerex (I'm in Canada) for the EpiPen trainers.

The school doesn't really need them this year since I gave them packages from Dey the two previous years and hopefully they haven't gone missing, but I wouldn't mind having the trainers for at home - my daughter is old enough to be taught.

If I call Allerex again, I'll post the *proper* information for Canadians, but for Americans, the Dey package is quite good, especially when it comes to the school.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Jul 20, 2006

I called Allerex a couple months ago and they told me they don't have any epi-pen trainers. They gave me the contact info for Anaphalaxis Canada and AAIA - and you have to buy it from them.

I also spoke to the pharmacist, insisting that the new packages had a free epi-pen in them. He thought I was crazy and I told him I knew a Canadian who got it. Turns out I was the idiot and whoever was talking about it here was American. So in Canada they don't come with the trainer. Bummer.

I've been meaning to get one from AAIA but it's expensive to ship...and I can't stand paying for one when they are giving them out like candy in the States. LOL

I'm waiting for the results of my DD's RAST test before I get one anyway -- I'm dreaming she has outgrown her allergy!

On Jul 20, 2006

Sorry - I meant to add that I asked the pharmacist if they could get some from Allerex or anywhere and they said I'd have to find them myself/pay for them. They don't get them free. Bummer. This was Shoppers Drug Mart, but I did try a couple places and they had no clue what an epipen trainer was.

On Jul 20, 2006

Sally L., I called Allerex in May month and was told just to e-mail the # of EpiPen trainers I wanted with my mailing address to them. That's what? Two months ago? As posted in this thread! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

I'll try to call them tomorrow and see what response I get (if it's going to be one of those cases of getting 10 different answers from 10 different CSR's I'll go bonkers).

You know what ticks me off now? I got the Dey package last year with I believe two trainers and I got one the year before, again with I believe two trainers and I just handed them over to the school! One year was with a video; the second year was with a DVD.

I'll try to call Allerex tomorrow and see if they refer me to Anaphylaxis Canada as well. Dammit! (pardon me).

I do remember the first trainer I received was from a fellow American member here who I think had purchased her's from FAAN years ago. I kept that in my son's emergency medical bag each year at school for quite some time until one year one of the schools lost it.

If I don't call tomorrow, I'm not going to be around next week at all and won't be able to call, but I think it's rather SHODDY that they can't give a free trainer somehow.

Oh, and if I do get the same answer from Allerex, I'll try to speak with my pharmacist as well.

What a pita!

Like I'm *good* 'cus my son's school has them but it still ticks me off regardless, especially when you think about how much $ you spent on EpiPens a year (even if your insurance does cover it). They can't give you a free trainer?

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

(I know, the things I allow to drive myself mad [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Jul 20, 2006

Allerex at 613-831-7733

Maybe I should call tomorrow. I've been in a filthy mood for the last couple of days for no discernible reason (nah, I never scream at CSR's anyway [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] )

I also can't remember because I've never been, but have read about it here and posted when it was happening, but when Shoppers Drug Mart has their EpiPen training day, what is it they give you (I know there was something that was given free)? But then again, their training day is connected to Anaphylaxis Canada (not knocking Anaphylaxis Canada).

I'll see if I can remember to call tomorrow. Otherwise, you know what? I'd just try to hook up with an American - have them get Dey to send them the package and then pay them to send the package to you (probably cheaper than the shipping cost from AAIA or Anaphylaxis Canada). The thing I like about that idea is that you get to connect with someone as well, from the board, and to me, that's always been the beauty of this board. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Oh, and not sure, 'cus I still haven't figured that out in my aged brain, but if we're able to ship Quaker Chewy Bars into America, you could maybe even just do a trade thing.

(Can't you just see I'm itching to start a Quaker Chewy Bars thread similar to the Smarties thread? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 1, 2006

Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

No, I haven't called Allerex in Canada yet. Surely I'm not the only Canadian. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Sep 19, 2006

Hi CSC No your not the old canadian. Actually I'm an American living in Canada but I got the info anyway! LOL

I called and got a recording so I left a message stating I wanted to get an Epipen trainer. I got a voice message back stating to email mailing info to: [email]request@kingpharm.ca[/email] She didn't spell it out on the voice message so I hope it's correct. I'll let you know if I get it bounced back as undeliverable.

Gail

[This message has been edited by mom2lily&thomas (edited September 19, 2006).]

On Sep 19, 2006

mom2lily&thomas, great stuff, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

And yes, I am the OLD Canadian. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

I'd like to get a trainer for the house now (since I gave all of them to the school when I was getting them from Dey).

Again, great stuff, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Sep 19, 2006

CSC LMAO!!! Opps honestly it was a typo!!!

Just wanted to correct the email address. I didn't get it sent back undeliverable but I listen to the message again it she said it was [email]requests@kingpharm.ca[/email] (with an s) so I resent using that address. You may want to also!

Cheers you old I mean only Canadian...

On Sep 19, 2006

mom2lily&thomas, since I sent one e-mail to-day (to Gillette), I'll probably get around to sending the e-mail to Allerex, well, I'm not sure when, but at least we know we can. I mean, it's SO rare for me to contact anyone anymore and to do it twice in a day, well..... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

As far as the OLD Canadian part - you know what? There are quite a few Canadians on the board and I could probably tell you the ages of a few of them, but I do think I might be the oldest or there are a couple of us that are the same age. 47. No big. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

That was cute though and I was ROFLMBO! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Sep 25, 2006

CSC, Well my both my emails got bounced back. I'll have to call again and get the correct spelling of the email address. I'll let you know!

On Sep 25, 2006

I have at least one trainer, maybe two that I could part with. Anyone who wants me to send them, email me. First come, first served!

By wontdenydarren on Nov 8, 2011

Hi,

Let me know if you still need some Epipen trainers. I might be able to help out, I am an educator in VIC and have alot on hand.

By Kimberly-hope on Jul 22, 2010

If you still have any EpiPen Trainers, I am interested in recieving them (it).

Kim C

On Mar 29, 2007

There is finally a Canadian Epipen site where you can get free trainers:

[url="https://www.epipen.ca/EN/contact_us.aspx"]https://www.epipen.ca/EN/contact_us.aspx[/url]

Gail

On Mar 29, 2007

I sent two trainers to canadian members this summer. I still have one extra if anyone needs one...

By StinaC raig on Jul 15, 2009

I'm in Canada and I went to www.epipen.ca and they will send you one training kit which includes an epipen trainer, some paper work and a DVD for free. They limit you to one per year and you have to register. I also got one from our allergist.

By Kimberly-hope on Jul 20, 2010

I am an Health and Safety Instructor that will be teaching members of my community how to use EpiPens. I read earlier that you get a free Epipen trainer when you buy the Epipen with medication, So I was wondering if there is anyone how would like to donate any EpiPen Trainers to me to help me teach this skill? I do not know of any one needs the medication.

If you have a epipen triner and would like to give it to me to help me train others individuals, It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank.

Kim

By wontdenydarren on Nov 8, 2011

Hi there,

Do you still need some Trainers ? I am a educator in VIC and might be able to help out.

By Kimberly-hope on Jul 20, 2010

Would you be willing to give (donate) them to me to help teach the individuals that take my First Aid classes?

Kim

By PANewbie on Jul 16, 2010

I've gotten a free trainer every time I get the epi-pen jr twin pack.

It's usually included if you are prescribed the twin pack.

By unc08clay on Aug 2, 2010

I also had good luck with Dey! They can send helpful information and sometimes you can get a great deal on a trainer. If you go to http://epipen.com, you'll find a lot of valuable information and the availability to send away for a trainer. Like Susie said, sometimes you can even get lucky and get a free one.

For those who were asking questions about how to use the EpiPen and need a guide, check out the videos they have on their site: http://www.epipen.com/page/how-to-use-epipen-auto-injector-index.

Hope that's helpful!

By wontdenydarren on Nov 8, 2011

Just get them from ebay for like $7 dont bother wasting your time going to a pharmacy for one and paying $15

By AHeroForLife on Apr 1, 2012

Looking at the chronology of this Thread, I realize that perhaps I am resurrecting the Dead. That being said, I have recently accepted a position as an educator for local schools, Scout Groups, and youth sports programs regarding Emergency Aid, CPR, AED use, Life-Saving skills in instances such as allergic reactions in children.

It would be tremendously helpful if I could "hit the ground running" and have the tools needed [Epi-Trainers], rather than relying on organizational politics to 'provide' the necessary tools.

If anyone could provide a [current] source where I might acquire up to three pens for the least amount of 'cash', I would be Very Appreciative.

Thanks for reading, it's my first post on this site ...

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