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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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Study Shows Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and Asthma Inhalers Used Incorrectly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Only 16 percent of epinephrine users and 7 percent of inhaler users got it right ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) - Millions of Americans with severe allergies and asthma are prescribed medical devices to help relieve symptoms and...
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Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
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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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Study of Food Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Management

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A survey study of index food-related allergic reactions and anaphylaxis managementThanks in large part to the enthusiastic and committed members of KFA, we recently published an article in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (now available...
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

kandicejo ·
I'm so excited for this new size! I've signed up to be notified when it becomes available. Since DS also carries his spacer/inhaler, having a smaller epi device will make a huge difference in the emergency pack he can wear.
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Re: Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

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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: 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: 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: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Abigail's Mommy ·
This new design will be much easier for men to carry in their pockets. Many men and teens don't want to carry the current epi devices because they're too bulky to fit in their pockets. I hope this new design will increase compliance and save lives. It will also be easier to fit in cute little evening bags, so high school girls will be likely to carry their epis to dances (like prom and homecoming). When I go to military balls, it's hard to find evening bags that can accommodate my epis.
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

mj ·
The size of this device will actually create more issues than solve. Its small size will resemble many other small devices or items one may carry in a purse or pocket. (smart phones etc.) When it is a panic situation and you are digging through a purse or pocket for this gadget it will only make the situation worse. Also, it takes a total of 34 seconds to go throught the process of using this gadget. This includes listening to all the prompts. Way to long in my opionion. People dont have...
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Starkled ·
to KFA mj!! You've brought up some intriguing points! It will be interesting to see how Sanofi will address these issues by the time it becomes available. I have heard that they will be taking their time to do large scale education and marketing before they release the product. I don't think the size will be an issue for me personally, as I have a dedicated bag and compartment in my purse for emergency meds, but I can see how it might be a problem for a few folks. I know that my DH will be...
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Re: Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q: Card-Sized, Voice-Activated Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Rachel99 ·
Interesting points. In terms of locating the device, I would imagine most people would keep them in their med/Epi bags--at least that's what I do with our Epi-Pens--I keep them in a case within my bag so I can access them fast if necessary (and labeled in case someone else has to fish them out). My husband keeps his set in a case in his briefcase. If we get the Auvi-Q, I would just put them in there, and maybe get smaller cases. Is it only able to be used with the audio prompts? I thought...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

MrsButters ·
This is great news! Wish they had this available a few months ago when my toddler had to make use of an epinephrine injection. I feel like the epinephrine injection itself caused nearly as much shock to his system as the allergen, since it was a slightly higher dose then his 30lb pound could handle. We love Auvi-Q injectors and their ease of use. I wish insurance would cover them so we could refill next year beyond the initial affordability program. Thanks for posting! What great news this...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs on the reaction and having to use epinephrine to begin with! I'd not heard that there was a time limit on Auvi-Q's AffordAbility program. I just checked their website, and I must be missing something, because I didn't see it there. How about starting a new topic so you can share a link about that?
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

MrsButters ·
@K8sMom2002 , Thank you. My oldest son (6 years) was really sad when we had to use the epinephrine for his little brother and said, "I was hoping we'd never have to use it." Me too, bud, me too. :'( I guess I didn't mean to imply that there was a time limit, but rather a quantity limit on the Auvi-Q affordability program. We have already received our maximum quantity of Auvi-Q injectors. I do not know if that resets annually or not. I suppose it is something to look into. Sorry to have...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

K8sMom2002 ·
Hey, shared information is what helps ALL of us! And I'd never thought of possible quantity or time limits on the program, so it's good to keep that on my radar. Please, please, keep sharing good questions and thoughts like this -- that's what makes our community SO strong. And I think what your oldest son said about his little brother was sad AND sweet. Way to go for him being such a good big brother!
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Re: Walt Disney Parks and Cruises to Stock EpiPens and Promote Food Allergy Awareness

josephine ·
This is fantastic! Thank you Disney. I hope other theme parks follow suit, it's badly needed. Sending hugs your way.
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Re: Marcos, Age 6, Carries Emergency Epinephrine to Mountaintop #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine

Kathy P ·
Congratulations Marcos! Our next winner will be selected on March 9th, so share your photo now!
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Re: Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

byroncook ·
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Lynda ·
In case this offers any additional information, here's a recent NPR article. How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 6:08 AM ET
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Re: What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

hurley ·
Anyone else having issues with the generic epi not working? We are fighting for the brand so we know it works well for our daughter. She was in a panic when the generic epi wouldn't work. She is so afraid of them now. How can I get her brand if I have insurance? Thank goodness we were home to grab an epi pen I had in the kitchen drawer!
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Re: What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Allison ·
What do you mean by "not working?" It wouldn't fire? By the way, we just published updates on our blog about the branded one: http://community.kidswithfooda...costs-of-epinephrine
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Re: What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

hurley ·
Yes, it would not fire. We tried both pens in the pack and neither would fire. I remembered I had epi pens I refilled in May before insurance made us go generic. I ran and grabbed them. It worked as always. My daughter still has bruises from where we tried to inject the generic pens a week later. I will never trust them again. Stef
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