A severe, rapid allergic reaction calls for a dose of epinephrine as soon as possible. The medicine counteracts potentially dangerous symptoms, such as a plunge in blood pressure and closing of the airways. In extreme cases, it can mean the difference between life and death.
"Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds" is from the July 31, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Steph Yin and narrated by Caroline Miller.