Wisconsin looks to expand use of allergy treatment devices

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Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors to respond to emergency allergic reactions. State law currently allows schools to keep a supply.

The EpiPen injector is used to treat anaphylaxis -- a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that constricts breathing.

The proposed bill would shield those who administer the emergency injection from legal action, under Wisconsin's Good Samaritan law.