As more children are diagnosed with food allergies, we hear more stories of food allergy bullying. One way to prevent food allergy bullying is to help people have a better understanding of food allergies.
UPDATE – What we know as of June 6, 2019: ♦ The FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of 0.3mg EpiPens® to help with the production delays and shortage. See new expiration dates. ♦ Mylan, distributor of EpiPen®, issued a new statement about the status of their supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors . If you are having trouble getting your EpiPen® prescription filled, you can call Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies . Mylan...
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg will be available nationwide by prescription beginning May 1, 2018. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms).
Earlier this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the movie "Peter Rabbit." In the movie, a character with a food allergy is intentionally targeted. Other characters attack him with the food he is allergic to which causes anaphylaxis.
Kaléo recently announced that they changed the hold time of their AUVI-Q epinephrine auto-injectors. They changed the time from 5 seconds to 2 seconds.
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has started a proof-of-concept study of two formulations of epinephrine nasal spray for the treatment of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, with the enrollment of the first patient.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a report called Childhood Allergies in America. The study showed that allergy rates among children increased from 2010 to 2016. The study looked at about 9.6 million U.S. with health insurance, ages 18 and younger. It found that 18 percent of these children have allergies. They looked at anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), dermatitis (inflamed skin or skin rash) and rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose).
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a treatment that could potentially help peanut allergic patients achieve desensitization, but some patients are unable to tolerate maintenance doses that are large enough to facilitate unlimited peanut consumption.
Research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress suggests that folic acid exposure in utero could have an effect on whether children develop food allergy.
AllergyEats, a popular guide to allergy-friendly restaurants, has announced its 2018 choices for the Top 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains.
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress to bring you the latest research news quickly. Three studies were presented about Alpha Gal or Red Meat Allergy.
The atopic march describes how patients who have an allergic disease are more likely to develop another or multiple allergic diseases in their lifetime. This progression commonly starts with eczema in infancy and can develop into food allergy, asthma or hay fever in childhood. Now, new research being presented at the Joint Congress provides evidence that EoE is a late but probable part of this disease progression.
Data presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress found that reactions to peanut were the most common cause of anaphylaxis in pediatric intensive care units. Food induced anaphylaxis should be considered a serious medical condition and aggressively prevented and treated.
A study presented at the 2018 AAAAI/WAO Joint Congress found that cow’s milk allergy may negatively affect growth in children up to 12 years old.
As part of a budget plan for 2019, the White House is proposing cutting the value of these cards in half. They want to replace the other half with what it calls “America’s Harvest Box.” This box would have “100 percent U.S. grown and produced food,” made up of staple food items.