Search For Tag: Epinephrine
11/20/13 11:53 AM
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6/24/13 8:05 AM
Comment by Lynda
There will be 4 epinephrine auto injectors on the US market by the end of June - Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen and a generic of Adrenaclick.
9/16/13 10:51 AM
Comment by Kim W
Unfortunately, our insurance won't cover auvi-Q. It is interesting, however, since we pay 90% of our prescriptions. I did find out through an Auvi-Q rep that pharmacies set their own price. I had the pharmacist check on the pricing...
10/19/13 5:32 PM
Comment by Esther Mallon
well im just finding out that my two youngest one s has got a milk and peach allery and one of them also have asthsm too and I don't even have a pen in the house at all wht do I doi also have a food allergy to and we can afford one either and I ask my...
10/19/13 5:41 PM
Hi Esther - I know that Auvi-Q and Epi Pen both have discounts at the moment to cover the cost of a prescription. You can see the link Lynda posted about regarding the Auvi-Q. And here is the info on EpiPen .
10/19/13 5:53 PM
Comment by Starkled
Welcome Esther!! Sorry to hear that you are dealing with food allergies, but we are glad that you found us! You've come to the right place for support. The majority of insurances do cover epinephrine auto-injectors, but...
10/20/13 1:14 PM
Comment by cheymom
Esther! Most insurances do cover Epipens. I would recommend calling your insurance and ask them if they cover Epipens.
7/11/13 10:02 AM
Comment by blake201
I got a prescription for Auvi-Q and tried to have it filled but my insurance refused it—they said I had to pay full price ($200+). So for now we are sticking with Epi-Pens.
7/11/13 3:01 PM
Comment by amdeitz
My son's allergist gave us a voucher/coupon in case our insurance did not cover it - $25.00 for the first 2. Luckily, our insurance covered it, but it is still more expensive than Epi Pens. However, the smaller size (my son is just...
7/11/13 3:02 PM
Comment by FloridaAllergy
This is very interesting. Do you know if the generic for Adrenaclick will "overwrite" the brand one? We cannot seem to find its availability at least in FL.
7/12/13 3:54 PM
Comment by Starkled
Originally Posted by FloridaAllergy: This is very interesting. Do you know if the generic for Adrenaclick will "overwrite" the brand one? We cannot seem to find its availability at least in FL. Hello Francesca, By overwrite, do you...
7/25/13 3:45 PM
Comment by Lynda
We will be updating the downloadable resource with new discount information from Auvi-Q: New discount offer from Auvi-Q. Up to $100 per two‑pack of Auvi‑Q, up to a maximum of three two‑packs per prescription. This offer can be used an unlimited...
5/2/13 12:04 AM
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7/23/13 2:10 PM
Comment by cheymom
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources) Watch the video here: http://community.kidswithfooda...sthash.o7K9Y1jp.dpuf
12/2/14 6:11 PM
Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast
7/14/14 12:40 PM
Comment by Wendy Mains
As the mother of a son with an anaphylactic alergy to corn I can't stress the importance of carrying the epipen at all times even when food intake is not planned. He has been tested thoroughly and his only allergy is corn so we know if he has a...
7/14/14 8:25 PM
Comment by Campbell
I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired...
10/18/14 7:40 PM
Comment by rose12328
@ Wendy Mains-- I think I know why your child had to use his epi pen so many times in the ER/hospital. Hospitals are FILLED with corn-derived products. I am also corn-allergic. I found out the hard way, after a lifetime (I'm in my 50s!) of migraines,...
11/5/14 12:50 PM
11/23/14 12:31 AM
Comment by josephine
This is fantastic! Thank you Disney. I hope other theme parks follow suit, it's badly needed. Sending hugs your way.
7/18/14 6:56 AM
Comment by MMJMOM
I'm shocked, but not surprised as I know several people who don't carry the epi pens with them for their kids. I don't understand what good the epi will do if its at home and you are out. I feel as if my DDs medication bag is an extension of her....
1/4/15 8:21 PM
Comment by chocoholic02
thanks, I learned a lot from the blog.
1/5/15 2:26 PM
Glad it was helpful! Welcome to KFA!
10/19/14 12:16 PM
Wow Rose, thanks for sharing your story. My kids were both highly sensitive to corn and derivatives when they were little. Both outgrew it by middle school, but it was a real challenge to avoid and many just wouldn't believe where corn hid and that...
12/10/14 4:23 PM
This study was also covered by NPR: Emergency Rooms Often Skip the Epinephrine for Severe Allergies
7/14/14 10:00 PM
Wendy and Campbell, Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Sorry to hear about your children's reactions. What you have shared will help other parents! AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a...
12/18/14 1:40 PM
KFA hosted a webinar on epinephrine with two physician expert speakers. It includes information about epinephrine auto-injectors (available in the US), how epinephrine treats anaphylaxis, how to use your auto-injector, and other key facts about...
12/4/13 4:34 PM
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
11/20/13 12:14 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
6/3/14 2:24 PM
This free two-page handout is filled with essential information about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Being Prepared for Anaphylaxis Common Causes of Anaphylaxis Knowing How to Treat...
1/7/14 7:44 PM
Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
2/21/14 12:08 PM
FREE WEBINAR: Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME: 7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device...
2/5/13 1:58 PM
Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign- Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine...
8/6/13 12:00 PM
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014 Commercially Available...
6/9/14 11:16 AM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
9/6/12 12:19 PM
Blog Entry by Lynda
News Flash! There’s still time to register for the 4th Annual Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo! More Info and Free Registration We are also pleased to announce that...
5/29/12 5:45 PM
Maryland passes law regarding epinephrine in schoolsMaryland has passed a law requiring schools to set up a policy addressing the use of undesignated epinephrine for emergency use. Bill summary and senate version of the ...
8/14/12 9:42 PM
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
12/2/14 6:11 PM
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 2, 2014) – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is...
9/13/12 12:57 PM
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
5/15/12 5:40 PM
Did you know? Epinephrine should be given immediately to treat anaphylaxis. Delays in giving epinephrine to patients can result in rapid decline and death within 30 to 60 minutes. Epinephrine acts immediately, but it may be necessary to give repeat...
2/28/14 11:42 AM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
4/23/13 2:07 PM
Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times: "Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to...
8/20/13 2:06 PM
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...