Food Allergy News and Research

What Are Your Options for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors?

Epinephrine is a lifesaving medicine for people with severe allergies. It is important to discuss with your doctor about what is the most appropriate prescription for your family. You may also need to find out which options your insurance provider prefers. This will affect your out-of-pocket costs. Each device has its own unique set of instructions. Understanding those differences is important so that you get the device you want and you know how to use it. Pharmacists must follow state and...

New Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in Limited Areas of the U.S.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the release of limited doses of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen®1 (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg, in the US. Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, and an additional supply of Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg is expected in 2019. The publically-available Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC)2

Research Results for New Peanut Allergy Treatment Is Ready for FDA Review

The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut over time.

Half of U.S. Children With Food Allergies Under Age 1 Are Allergic to Milk

Although parents often focus on peanuts as the food allergy they need to worry about most, cow’s milk is the most common food allergy in children under the age of 5. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found that over two percent of all U.S. children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow’s milk allergy.

Will an EpiPen Auto-Injector That's Been Frozen Still Function?

If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. who has a severe allergy and carries an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) you may have wondered if it will still work if it gets left in your car in winter and freezes. Turns out it will still work, according to new research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.

Can You Prevent Allergies by Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean It?

If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.

DBV Submits Viaskin Peanut Treatment for FDA Biologics License

DBV Technologies today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Viaskin Peanut for the treatment of peanut allergy in children four to 11 years of age. Viaskin Peanut is the Company’s lead product candidate, which is based on epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), a proprietary technology platform that delivers biologically active compounds to the immune system

AAFA Joins Other Groups to Promote the Teal Pumpkin Project for a Safer Halloween

This Halloween across America, teal pumpkins will signal safe treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an awareness initiative jointly supported this year by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and several other groups.

Soy and Milk Allergy Alerts - MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch

Purus Labs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in MyoWhey For Immediate Release September 20, 2018 Contact Consumers 214-221-1813 Announcement Purus Labs, Inc of Plano, Texas is recalling MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch,because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. This only effects products with Lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume...

AAFA Applauds Walgreens and Kaléo Partnership, Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, are working together to improve access to epinephrine auto-injectors by making kaléo’s AUVI-Q® available through Walgreens locations nationwide. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds this effort to help thousands of Americans with their epinephrine needs during the back to school season, as supply issues have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by other manufacturers.

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