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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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Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A recent media report said epinephrine auto-injectors are in short supply and/or not available nationwide. This report is incorrect. The report has led to panic among many living with food allergies.     Any such report is a gross...
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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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Impax Provides Update on Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Our epinephrine auto-injector represents a proven, low-cost treatment for patients in the U.S. who require the use of epinephrine products."
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Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   [Press Release]   Company Contact Karen Sutherland Tel. : +1 908-989-0726 Email : USMediaRelations@Sanofi.com     Bridgewater, N.J. - October 30, 2015 - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals,...
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Infants and Toddlers Require Special Attention with Epinephrine Autoinjectors

KFA News Team ·
Press Release: Contact: Melissa Graham mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 INFANTS AND TODDLERS REQUIRE SPECIAL ATTENTION WITH EPINEPHRINE AUTOINJECTORS Researchers at AAAAI Annual Meeting Believe Needles May Be Too Long for Standard Care Los Angeles, CA – What is the optimal needle length for infants and toddlers who need epinephrine? Researchers from Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in London, Ontario, asked this...
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Inside the My Life With Food Allergy Report: When Should a Child Receive Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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It’s Complicated: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors on Planes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Air travel with food allergies can be complicated. Each airline has different food allergy policies, if they have any at all. Because of this, it is important for people with food allergies to have easy access to epinephrine in case of a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis] while in the air. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) advocates for airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes.
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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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Kaléo Confirms U.S. Availability of AUVI-Q® Auto-injector for Back-to-School Season

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today commented on reports of continued manufacturing delays of epinephrine auto-injectors in the United States. Kaléo confirmed that AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-injectors are available for prescription and are not affected by the manufacturing delays reported by other epinephrine auto-injector manufacturers. Kaléo has sufficient supply to meet any anticipated demand. For live assistance in filling an AUVI-Q prescription, any patient,
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Sadie's Mom Keeps Her Epinephrine Close at Hand While Grocery Shopping

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In honor of  Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month , we will be selecting two winners for our year-long #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign. Information on how to enter is included below.   Little Sadie is our April winner. ...
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KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
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Rep. Thomas Murt to Receive Recognition at Mall Walk and Expo in Philadelphia #foodallergy

Lynda ·
News Flash! There’s still time to register for the 4th Annual Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo! More Info and Free Registration We are also pleased to announce that...
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Kids with Food Allergies Take Their Epinephrine on Class Trips and Vacations!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In honor of Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, we selected two winners in May for our year-long  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign.   Meet Jude, 4, and JCS, 13!   Jude is from Avon Lake, Ohio. He is allergic to wheat,...
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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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Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For the past few months, many members of our community have had trouble filling prescriptions for epinephrine auto-injectors. Some have been affected by shortages due to manufacturing issues. Others have been given one auto-injector when two have been prescribed, as decided by their insurance company. Families are walking away from pharmacies empty-handed, or driving miles out of their way to fill their prescription
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Marcos, Age 6, Carries Emergency Epinephrine to Mountaintop #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Marcos, Our 1st #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine Winner Kids With Food Allergies is happy to announce the first winner of this year’s #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpi campaign. Marcos is an adorable, happy, six-year-old boy from Florida who proudly...
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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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Sanofi's Auvi-Q™, The First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces Auvi-Q™, The First And Only Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.   – Breakthrough device design talks patients and caregivers through the injection process – BRIDGEWATER, N.J.,...
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Sanofi US Parts Ways with Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Sanofi recalled all Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) last year . The company issued this statement today. Sanofi US to Return Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Rights to kalo Press Release BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi announced today that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kalo, formerly Intelliject Inc., the developer of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will...
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies  by Lynda Mitchell When it comes to creating a safe school environment for food-allergic students, some schools are more cooperative and informed than others. In an effort to keep students with...
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Schools Have Been Able to Treat Anaphylaxis More Than 2,000 Times Thanks to Epinephrine Donation Program

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan N.V.(NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced its EpiPen4Schools® program has surpassed the one millionth epinephrine auto-injector donation through the program and that presented data at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting demonstrates the impact of and continued need for the program in U.S. schools. Epinephrine auto-injectors provided through the program have been used more than 2,000 times to treat anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threa
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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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Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness CampaignInspired by the millions of people who have made EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for...
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Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q™, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector for Patients with Life-threatening Allergies   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit...
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New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A Disappointing Reality: Many Families of Food-Allergic Kids Are Not Carrying Epinephrine by David Stukus, MD   It is a well-known fact that epinephrine is the best treatment for anaphylactic reactions. Patients or their adult caregivers are...
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New Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Has Been Signed into Law President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into federal law.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one...
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New Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in Limited Areas of the U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the release of limited doses of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen®1 (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg, in the US. Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, and an additional supply of Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg is expected in 2019. The publically-available Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC)2
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New Generic Option for EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing news from Mylan about the availability of generic epinephrine auto-injectors. Mylan announced earlier this year that it would be releasing a generic alternative to its own branded EpiPen® Auto-Injector to address cost concerns. Mylan announced Friday it is launching its first authorized generic (AG) for EpiPen Auto-Injector. The company is releasing details at a new website: MyGenericEAI.com . The website includes a coupon for a $25 savings card for the...
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New Illinois Law: Insurance Companies Must Cover Epinephrine Injectors for Children

KFA News Team ·
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law on Aug. 9, 2019, that would require health insurance policies in his state to cover epinephrine injectors for children 18 and younger. House Bill 3435 will be effective on Jan. 1, 2020.
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New Law Allows New York School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) to allow school bus drivers and other contractors providing services to schools to administer epinephrine when a child suffers anaphylaxis shock.
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New Law in New Jersey Will Save Children's Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Christie has officially signed New Jersey's epinephrine stocking bill into law! This law will REQUIRE schools in the state to keep a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. Thank you to all the advocates in New Jersey who worked so hard to...
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New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Knowledge gaps especially apparent for primary care and emergency physicians, often on front line in treatment for anaphylaxis   January 14, 2015, WASHINGTON, DC – (PRNewswire/USNewswire) A novel study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation...
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New York Passes Gio's Law That Authorizes Emergency Responders to Treat Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Congratulations to New York and the family of Giovanni Cipriano on the passing of Gio's Law. Gio's Law, S3247B, authorizes certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles.
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New York Residents: Ask Governor Cuomo to Sign Gio's Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Gio's Law, S3247B, would authorize certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles. Gio's Law is named after Giovanni Cipriano. Giovanni passed away unexpectedly at age 14 after an allergic reaction. Tell New York Governor Cuomo to sign Gio's Law.
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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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Noah Wraps up Our Epinephrine Awareness Campaign with a Little Help from His Friends

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Noah loves Legos, Minecraft and Peanuts. No, not  those  peanuts! This cutie from Webster, NY took his gang of friends to the Peanuts movie to celebrate his seventh birthday. Along with his plush Charlie Brown, he took his epinephrine auto-injectors. That makes him the December winner to end our year-long #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign. Noah is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, sesame, mustard and sunflower. His mom Michelle said he hopes to be a scientist when...
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Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join KFA’s Campaign #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine to Show You Are Always Prepared for Anaphylaxis Everywhere You Go     Families need to take all symptoms of an allergic reaction seriously because both mild and severe symptoms can...
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Which States Made the Grade on Protecting Students with Asthma and Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and its food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), hosted a free webinar on August 12, 2014 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation below...
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Epinephrine in Schools: Free Webinar from KFA and AAFA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Epinephrine In Schools: What You Need To Know Join us to learn why access to epinephrine in schools is important to children who are at risk for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). We'll cover the four key issues presented by...
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Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is a common place for children to experience anaphylaxis – a serious allergic reaction. But the Weatherford Independent School District in Texas recently took a step backward. They created a policy that guides staff to give Benadryl® for severe allergic reactions, instead of unassigned stock epinephrine. But this goes against medical evidence.
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Will an EpiPen Auto-Injector That's Been Frozen Still Function?

KFA News Team ·
If you are one of the millions of people in the U.S. who has a severe allergy and carries an epinephrine auto injector (EAI) you may have wondered if it will still work if it gets left in your car in winter and freezes. Turns out it will still work, according to new research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Young Ethan Stands Strong Against Food Allergies and EoE

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Ethan, a Star Wars fan from Ohio. He fights his eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and multiple food allergies not with light sabers, but with karate. Ethan, a second grader, is our November #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine winner. His mom told us that karate gave him his self confidence and happiness back after his diagnosis. "He said he will fight this EoE and one day he will eat his favorite foods again," said his mom, Waianne. Ethan and his family  win their choice of $400...
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Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them...
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Do You Know When and How to Use Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies?

KFA News Team ·
A recent study asked 859 families about the food allergy care they received from their allergist and pediatrician. Some of the questions were about the way they were treated. Other questions were about the information they were given. The results showed both good news and bad news. Most parents felt very good about their doctors Nearly all said that they were treated with courtesy and respect. They also said that the doctor listened to their questions and concerns. “I was happy to see...
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Study Finds If You Suspect Anaphylaxis, Use Epinephrine Early

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis) is a sudden, severe allergic reaction . It must be treated right away because it can cause death.   A recent journal article presented some issues related to emergency anaphylaxis care.   Diagnosis can be...
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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 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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