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FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals of EpiPen Auto-Injector Errors Related to Device Malfunctions and User Administration

KFA News Team ·
FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to device failure and user error.
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FDA Approves First Generic Competitor of EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of Certain Lots of EpiPens®

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took additional action to mitigate shortages of EpiPen (epinephrine) auto-injector by extending the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3 milligram products marketed by Mylan by four months beyond the labeled expiration date.
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of All Lots of EpiPens® and Authorized Generic

KFA News Team ·
As supply interruptions and shortages of epinephrine auto-injectors continue, the FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg Auto-Injectors and its authorized generic version currently on the market in the U.S. after a review of stability data. Read more for the new expiration dates.
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FDA Updates Instructions for EpiPens and Other Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The FDA announced changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help patients and caregivers use the medication appropriately in the event of anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. Epinephrine is always the first treatment for serious allergic reactions . For all epinephrine auto-injectors: Hold the patient's leg and keep the leg steady while you inject the epinephrine This will help prevent the needles from cutting the thigh or becoming...
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FDA Will Review New AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review of its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q 0.1 mg, the first known epinephrine auto-injector specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds.
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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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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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Allergist Calls for Change After Saving Girl's Life During In-Flight Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On August 5, allergist Patricia Leonard was traveling with her three children on a United Airlines flight out of Dublin, headed home to Houston via Newark, following a vacation with family in Ireland. Two hours into the flight, the attendants had...
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Allergy Foundation Says Pennsylvania Schools Should Stock Life-Saving Allergy Medications

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS SHOULD STOCK LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS National Patient Organization Urges Governor Corbett to Sign Important Bill   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today called on...
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Precautionary Recall of Anapen in U.K.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
BBC: Alert over allergy injector fault People using a certain type of adrenaline injector for severe allergic reactions are being told to consult their doctors after a fault was found with the product.
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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....
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Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions (Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...
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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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....
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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Pennsylvania Schools to Protect Children from Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Signs House Bill 803, which Permits Schools to Store Epinephrine for Emergency Use & Train Employees to Administer Medication (Doylestown, PA) The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for signing legislation that allows Pennsylvania schools to protect children and adults from potentially life-threatening allergies. House Bill (H.B.) 803 permits schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine a...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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AUVI-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injector Coming Back in 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that it will reintroduce AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017. AUVI-Q is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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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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AUVI-Q Hold Time Changes to 2 Seconds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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.
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Auvi-Q Recall Update: What You Can Do Now

KFA News Team ·
 All Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled  on October 28, 2015.   The reason for the recall of ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors is "potentially inaccurate dosage delivery." This means that some of the devices may...
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Back To School Homework: Keeping Students with Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. Archived...
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Bridget Shows Off Her Epinephrine on the Golf Course

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our June 2015 winner of our year-long  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign is her own food allergy advocate!   Bridget is five-and-a-half years old and lives with her little brother and parents in Everett, WA. This...
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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Camping with Food Allergies? Follow This Advice for Maximum Fun, Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Are you hesitant to head into the wilderness with food allergies? Don't be. Children are among those who can gain the most from nature—and children with food allergies are no exception.   You will enjoy the many entertaining and...
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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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Canada: Following Tragic Death, Food Allergy Advocates Call for Epinephrine in Restaurants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Following the tragic death of 12-year-old Maia Santarelli-Gallo at a Hamilton, Ontario mall, a city councillor wants every food establishment to have life-saving epinephrine auto-injectors on hand. Councillor Lloyd Ferguson says if automated...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food by Tami L. Pyles My family manages food allergies on a daily basis - and our job becomes even more important as we head into the holiday season.  As we begin our...
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College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit the www.auvi-q.com website for details...
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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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Connecticut and Texas Sign Laws to Stock Epinephrine in Public Places

KFA News Team ·
Connecticut and Texas have passed epinephrine stocking laws for public places. These laws allow places to store and use undesignated epinephrine in case of an allergic emergency.
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CVS Health Announces Low Priced Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] CVS Health Offers Patients Lowest Cash Price in the Market for Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector to Treat Allergic Reactions Generic epinephrine auto-injector from Impax Laboratories available at CVS Pharmacy at cash price 80% lower than EpiPen® WOONSOCKET, R.I, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that a low-cost epinephrine auto-injector option, the authorized generic for Adrenaclick® manufactured by Impax Laboratories (IPXL), is available...
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Dating Decisions: Ways Teens with Food Allergies Can Stay Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dating as a teenager should be fun. But for a teenager with food allergies, dating can be tough, especially around food-centric holidays like Valentine’s Day. While many teenagers take for granted many parts of dating—like where to eat, where to go or even kissing—those with food allergies have to think ahead. Parents should help teens develop a plan for talking to dates about their allergies. Teens should also be sure to bring their emergency medication with them. And if...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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Glass Mosaic Created for KFA, AAFA to Be Unveiled at May 30 Celebration

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) became part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) two years ago, its leadership knew that someday they would want something unique created to signify the uplifting spirit and philosophy of KFA...
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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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Half of U.S. Children With Food Allergies Under Age 1 Are Allergic to Milk

KFA News Team ·
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.
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Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Help Your Child Stay Safe at School With Medicine Bags

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For a child with food allergies or asthma, you have to add life-saving medicines to your school supply list. One way to keep your child safe as they head back to school is with a medicine bag.
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How a Free Sample Resulted in a Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Christen’s story is one that every parent of a child with severe food allergies can relate to. One day everything was fine. The next day, Christen entered the grocery store with her young daughter, Alanna. The store was giving out free samples. Alanna had no known allergies. Christen allowed her daughter to have a sample.
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How to Have Safe Outdoor Celebrations With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Outdoor holiday celebrations are fun but they can also be a source of stress for parents of children with food allergies. Here are some ways to keep your child safe at barbecues, cookouts and picnics.
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How to Keep Kids With Food Allergies Safe at Outdoor Celebrations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It's summer and that means outdoor picnics and barbecues. Outdoor celebrations are fun but they can also be a source of stress for parents of children with food allergies. Here are some ways to keep your child safe at barbecues, cookouts and picnics.
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How to Talk With Your Child About the Peter Rabbit Movie

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
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