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Re: AAFA Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the file link above to download this free guide. PDF reader required.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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 since we pay most of the price anyway, but it was about $39 more. It is sold to the pharmacies as the same price as the Epi-pens. My husband is self imployed - thus the expensive insurance.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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 insurance they don't knw if they cover it
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kathy P ·
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 .
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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 it really depends on your insurance policy as to which ones they will cover and how much they will cover. Has your doctor called in a prescription to your pharmacy already? Once your pharmacy has a prescription on file they should be able to submit a claim and tell you what...
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

cheymom ·
Esther! Most insurances do cover Epipens. I would recommend calling your insurance and ask them if they cover Epipens.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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 number of times until 12/31/13. More info at http://www.auvi-q.com/ support-and-savings
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Re: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study for Parents and Patients

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Wood reviewed the key findings of the groundbreaking study, which provides the most current assessment of prevalence of anaphylaxis, as well as insights about how patients and the public think, feel and behave regarding this deadly condition. We thank Dr. Wood for joining us and sharing his expertise. RESOURCES Anaphylaxis in America: A Groundbreaking Study from AAFA AAFA provides a link to the full text of the study (published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology); as well...
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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.
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Re: Epinephrine in Schools: Free Webinar from KFA and AAFA

cheymom ·
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources) Watch the video here: http://community.kidswithfooda...sthash.o7K9Y1jp.dpuf
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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 starting to carry) and the automated instructions are worth the extra expense for us. Ask your allergist if he/she has any coupons to spare!
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Starkled ·
Hello Francesca, By overwrite, do you mean will brand Adrenaclick production be halted or are you wondering about generic substitution requirements between the two? As far as availability, many pharmacies won't order in a product or keep a product in stock unless they see a need for it (ie: until they have consistent requests for it). If you would like a specific item, most pharmacies are happy to order it in for you, and often they can have it in stock within a day or two of your request.
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Re: Sample Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the title link above to download this PDF.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

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, joint pains, spontaneous vomiting seemingly without a cause, I ended up at the big famous institution in Minnesota. The immunologist looked at the results of a basic saliva genetic test that I had purchased and had processed. He said I should...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kathy P ·
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 the highly processed stuff could possibly be an issue. Thankfully mine were not anaphylactic.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

aboreem1969 ·
Dear Dr. my son has severe cow milk allergy and we live in Kuwait. Is this allergy supposed to disappear or the symptoms alleviate by age. He is now three years and half and was diagnosed as milk allergy when he was 6 months old.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kathy P ·
Hi Aboreem1969 - welcome to KFA! There is no absolute time line for outgrowing a food allergy (not reacting anymore). How has your son's allergy been monitored? Has he been tested periodically to see if the numbers are decreasing? Has he eaten anything with milk recently and still showing reactions?
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

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 reaction then corn was present and his reaction occurs within seconds. We walked into a small hospital for a pre op appointment and we weren't inside for more than 3 min. and he had his worst reaction ever (the 7th one that year-corn has a nasty habit...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

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 epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
My son, wearing his EpiPen pouch above, carries his Epi everywhere, every time. He just turned 8 y/o and hasn't had a reaction in years... at least 5 years. His first was at almost 14 months old... Daddy gave him a Ritz Bitz PB Sandwich Cracker and he reacted... at the ER, they told us he is probably allergic to peanuts and to make that appointment with the allergist. We did and at 14 months old, he was diagnosed with an anaphylatic peanut allergy. Even though I used to be a nurse, I...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
I will certainly let him know. Thank you for using his photo... he was thrilled! Kimberly and Jayden Originally Posted by Kids With Food Allergies: AMommy, thank you for sharing Jayden with us and tell him that KFA says he's doing a great job taking care of himself and is setting a great example for other kids.
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

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. Wherever she goes, it goes. When she was first diagnosed several years back, there were 2 occasions I left it home. I turned right around to get it. To me, that is her lifeline. NOTHING is more important! I am equally as shocked with people whose...
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This study was also covered by NPR: Emergency Rooms Often Skip the Epinephrine for Severe Allergies
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 the drug. Additionally, they answered questions from the audience concerning temperature, antihistamines, accidental injections and more. You can watch the video below: Link to mobile-optimized video
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

chocoholic02 ·
thanks, I learned a lot from the blog.
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Re: Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful! Welcome to KFA!
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Re: New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

ColoradoCarol ·
Yes! That is the one I was looking for. Thank you so much!
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Re: Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kathy P ·
That's awesome!
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The next winner will be selected on April 10th, so share your photos anytime between now and April 10th for a chance to win the $400 in Certified products.
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

jodiandaj ·
The rules link for this contest is not working. I entered a photo on facebook, hopefully I followed the rules
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Jodi, Thank you so much for letting us know about the link! We will get it updated. Thanks for participating in this campaign!
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kathy P ·
Our next winner will be selected on March 9th, so share your photo now!
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Early Epinephrine Means Fewer Hospitalizations for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Importantly, only 17% of patients treated with epinephrine before arriving to the ED were hospitalized compared to 43% who were treated first in the ED, a significant difference. Researchers investigated the impact and potential benefits of early...
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

KFA News Team ·
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).
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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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Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the company’s epinephrine nasal spray as an investigational treatment for anaphylaxis, an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction requiring urgent treatment.
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Food Allergy Awareness: About Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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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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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 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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