Tagged With "epinephrine auto-injectors"

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Study: Novel Nasal Epinephrine Shows Comparable Absorption to Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A study investigating a nasally-delivered, needle-free form of epinephrine demonstrated that it was readily absorbed and is comparable to EpiPen(R).   The new product is expected to enter clinical trials in 2014.  ...
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Study Shows Importance of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training to Avoid Injury

KFA News Team ·
  A recent study looked at rare but potential issues you should be aware of with epinephrine auto-injectors. Problems can happen if a child kicks while the needle of an epinephrine auto-injector is in his or her leg. The needle can cut the child...
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AUVI-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Now Available Through Direct Delivery

KFA News Team ·
People at risk for anaphylaxis can begin ordering AUVI-Q® epinephrine auto-injectors today through Kaléo’s direct delivery service. According to the company, it is also launching its AUVI-Q Afford Ability ™ program: People with commercial insurance will have an out-of-pocket cost of $0 - even if their insurance company will not cover AUVI-Q. That also applies to those with high-deductible plans. For patients who do not have government or commercial insurance, and have a household income of...
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Recall Alert: Expanded Recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Epinephrine Autoinjectors Include Lots Distributed in U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies', a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2017 / PRNewswire / -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection,...
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Kmart® Pharmacy Lowers Cost of Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector Pens

KFA News Team ·
[Press Release] Kmart® Pharmacy Lowers Cost of Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector Pens SOURCE Kmart $0 Copays Attainable for Commercially Insured Patients HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. , April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the massive increase in the cost of epinephrine auto-injector pens, Kmart Pharmacy lowered the cost of the generic version of Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) as low as $0 for commercially insured patients* and $199.99 for cash paying patients per...
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Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What happens to epinephrine when it is exposed to extreme heat or cold? Epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reactions.
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New research looked at the affect of freezing on EpiPen® auto-injector devices:
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Re: Study Shows Importance of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training to Avoid Injury

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

harrywdog ·
Thank you for this research. I'd like to suggest a similar study on how time affects this drug. Specifically, how far past the expiration date is still okay?
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Kathy P ·
That's a great suggestion! Also looking at how temperature affects the mechanism.
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Katie D ·
Nice summary, something I know many of us are concerned about especially as we approach the summer. I'm curious what "prolonged exposure" means ~ Does it mean constant heat for hours at one time or hours over multiple times? I assume it means hours, but could it mean days or some other measure of time...?
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

StephC ·
Nice summary.
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Julie Brown ·
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Re: Recall Alert: Expanded Recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Epinephrine Autoinjectors Include Lots Distributed in U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Mylan has updated the recall instructions here: http://www.mylan.com/EpiPenRecall
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Adamis Pharmaceuticals' Epinephrine Pre-Filled Syringe Receives FDA Approval

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ EPINEPHRINE INJECTION, USP, 1:1000 (0.3 mg Pre-filled single dose syringe) (“PFS”) for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis. The FDA has also approved the PFS trade name of Symjepi™.
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Re: Researchers Review Effects of Heat, Cold on Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A new study has been released that looked at the affect of heat on the epinephrine concentration in EpiPen® autoinjectors:
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Idaho Mom Gets Law Passed Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Idaho is about to have one of the most expansive "stock epinephrine" laws in the country. It was the advocacy efforts of a determined mom and others who made it happen. The Idaho law allows pharmacists to prescribe epinephrine (as a doctor does) directly to people at risk for anaphylaxis. Pharmacists can also prescribe it to those who may care for, or have contact with, people at risk for severe reactions.
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NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations, New Jersey! Governor Christie has signed a bill into law expanding access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places. What does this mean for you? Under the law, a person who has completed a training program will be allowed to give epinephrine to anyone experiencing a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis . Certain public places and businesses (such as restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, camps, etc.) will be allowed to have auto-injectors available for food...
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Study Proves Stocking Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Saves Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study proves new policy works in large urban school system   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening...
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Julia Stays Safe with Epinephrine Close by at Disney World

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Active princesses with food and drug allergies stay extra careful when they are on the go. Meet Julia, our September #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine winner. She is allergic to peanut, tree nut, penicillin and azithromycin. Happily, the...
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Family Keeps Epinephrine Close While Living Life on the Road

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our October #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine family shows that you really can go anywhere when you have epinephrine! Meet Kyzer, 10, who lives and travels the U.S. aboard an RV full time.   Kyzer is a home-schooled fifth-grader allergic to peanuts...
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Re: NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places

Kathy P ·
Many states are considering legislation to expand access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places where food is present – such as sports venues, summer camps, theaters, and restaurants. Learn more about this effort and find out the status of epinephrine stocking in your state: http://cqrcengage.com/aafa/epinephrine
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Severe Allergic Reaction Trends Rising - But So Is Epinephrine Use

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers looked at trends in anaphylaxis over ten years. They found a significant increase in anaphylaxis. They also found that more people were receiving epinephrine for the treatment of anaphylaxis.
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Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.
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Illinois Law Expands Access to Epinephrine in Case of Allergy Emergency

KFA News Team ·
A new Illinois law allows school bus drivers and police to give epinephrine to students and others having severe allergic reactions. The law also expands access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places.
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Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The symptoms of anaphylaxis may occur shortly after having contact with an allergen and can get worse quickly. You can’t predict how your child will react to a certain allergen from one time to the next. Both the types of symptoms and how serious they are can change. Anaphylaxis must be treated right away because it can cause death.
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Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn’t Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Study shows parents, guardians and emergency responders failed to give epinephrine at home. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 12, 2017 – 12:01 am ET) – Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it. The study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the scientific...
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First Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children Will Be Available in 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
kaléo today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg, the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms) who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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SYMJEPI Pre-Filled Epinephrine Injection Available at U.S. Pharmacies

KFA News Team ·
Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz), a Novartis division, today announced the US retail launch of SYMJEPI™ (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg Injections, making both the adult and pediatric doses immediately available in local pharmacies across the nation.
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Re: Idaho Mom Gets Law Passed Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Epinephrine

kandicejo ·
Great job!! Thanks for all your hard work
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Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
National campaign works to put life-saving epinephrine in all schools to combat the dangerous effects of food allergies. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.
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Two Nevada Students Saved by Epinephrine Supply at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wonderful news from the great state of Nevada: Two students' lives have been saved thanks to their state stock epinephrine law, including one on Feb 12th, when "an 8th-grade student complained of an inability to swallow, difficulty breathi ng, and a...
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Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A high school student from Freedom High School was assessed and treated for anaphylaxis by the school's nurse.  Virginia recently passed a law that allows schools to have emergency epinephrine on stock at the school, allowing schools to save the...
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New Epinephrine Law in VA Saves Teen's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Maryland Passes Law Regarding Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 ...
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

KFA News Team ·
Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
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Re: Family Keeps Epinephrine Close While Living Life on the Road

kandicejo ·
What a fun inspiring family! Congrats Kyzer's family
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

mgfunfax ·
The law (and school epipens) actually applies only to kids who do not have known allergies or their own epipens. I had a lengthy discussion with the Fairfax County School contact for this issue, and while schools now each have 2-10 "Anaphylaxis Response Team" staff memebers (who received in depth training on recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment with epipens, calling 911 etc.), the "health room aide" is part of the County Public Health department and not FCPS, so they are NOT...
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

MMJMOM ·
just wish a child didnt have to die for this to happen....
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Re: Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

kandicejo ·
So encouraging to read that this law is already helping!
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Re: Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

K8sMom2002 ·
I will definitely pass that a bout the stick figure being so helpful on to our community leadership! Here is a link to a downloadable anaphylaxis sheet with that same info that you can hand out to teachers and caregivers.
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Re: Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

Elisa2 ·
This is a great reference - especially with the stick figure graphic that highlights all the symptoms and the green yellow and red action summary. Would you consider making this a downloadable reference sheet?
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Re: Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

Elisa2 ·
Yes, thanks for the link. It’s informative, but I think the stick figure is much more eye catching. Thanks, Elisa
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Re: Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

K8sMom2002 ·
It IS, isn't it?
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Re: Food Allergy Reminder: Be Prepared for Anaphylaxis

Kathy P ·
@Elisa2 The stick figure graphic can be shared from the blog post and it is also in our Shareable Awareness Images photo album . I've added the shareable image of the steps to treat anaphylaxis as well. You can use the social sharing buttons to share them, download them to your computer or mobile device or print them out.
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