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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
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AAFA Applauds Walgreens and Kaléo Partnership, Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

KFA News Team ·
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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AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
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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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Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on May 31, 2017, about Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Watch on YouTube Our guest speaker was Margaret Redmond, M.D., Pediatric Allergist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has been practicing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital since September 2016. She has an academic interest in anaphylaxis and food allergy in the summer camp and pre-hospital settings. Here is what the webinar discussed:...
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Food Allergy Advocates Meet With Senate About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) is working with like-minded groups and community members to find the best way to get epinephrine auto-injectors stocked on airplanes in the United States. Today, our government affairs representative, Mark Vieth, attended a Senate meeting on epinephrine auto-injectors on airplanes. This is a policy priority for AAFA and its food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies.
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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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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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPen® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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Summer Camp with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), hosted a free educational webinar on March 10, 2015 called Off to Camp with Food Allergies.        The webinar featured Michael...
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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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Valentine’s Day Provides Families with Teachable Moments About Potentially Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Basking Ridge, NJ, January 31, 2013 – Valentine’s Day brings the exchange of cards and candy, and marks a popular time for social events and dates involving food. But for parents whose children have life-threatening food allergies, it...
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Teva Generic Equivalent of 0.15 mg EpiPen Jr® Is Now Available in the U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced availability of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, in the U.S. The product is available in most retail pharmacies, and the Wholesale Acquisition Cost is $300 for a 2-pack.
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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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Updated Mylan Statement on U.S. Supply of EpiPen Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Our manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, continues to experience interruptions in the production of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors. Over the past few months, there has been intermittent supply of EpiPen at wholesalers and pharmacies. We are actively exploring several options with Pfizer that would help stabilize supply.
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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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Walgreens Locations Will Now Carry AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, are working together to improve access to epinephrine auto-injectors by making kaléo’s AUVI-Q® 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg available through Walgreens locations nationwide. This comes in an 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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Walgreens to Now Carry Kaléo AUVI-q 0.1 mg Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg auto-injector is available at Walgreens locations nationwide. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms). Through this collaboration, Walgreens is the first national retail pharmacy to offer the entire AUVI-Q auto-injector
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Walt Disney Parks and Cruises to Stock EpiPens and Promote Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage; New Multi-year Alliance to...
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What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have extended their U.S. savings card programs through 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes with two auto-injectors in a set. People with food allergies need two of these auto-injectors with them at all times.
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What To Do If You Have Trouble Filling Your EpiPen® or Generic Epinephrine Prescription

Kids With 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...
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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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Patients Need Better Training on Epinephrine Autoinjectors, Asthma Devices, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent University of Texas study suggested that new and improved ways of training patients on how to use epinephrine autoinjectors and devices to treat asthma are needed after finding that most patients continue to use both types of devices...
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Pennsylvania Considers Stocking Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 898) would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require schools in the state to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Approximately 20-25% of...
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Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
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Possible Epinephrine Nasal Spray May Offer New Option for Those With Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
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.
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Auvi-Q Coming Back in February 2017 With New Affordable Program for Its Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo announces AUVI-Q returning to market 2/14 with pricing aimed at making its auto-injector affordable.
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4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Press Release:Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Announces its 4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, a national charity, will hold its fourth annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo this Sunday, September 9th, at the Plymouth Mall, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The yearly event will include the awarding of a...
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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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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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