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Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

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Did you know? The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires food labels (on foods regulated by the FDA) to list which of the eight major food allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustacean...
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Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

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Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies chat. The texted-based chat will be hosted on our community on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat.
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Free Webinar: Current Topics in Food Allergy Law

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RSVP :   Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Tuesday, December 1, 2015 TIME : 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device   Join Kids With Food Allergies and the Allergy Law Project for our webinar, Current Topics...
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Free Webinar: How Parents Can Change Laws to Protect Students with Food Allergies

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RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   Because of strong efforts by food allergy parent advocates in the last 3...
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The 411 on 504 Plans: Working With Your School for Food Allergy Accommodations

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All parents feel some worry when they send their child off to school for the first time, or to a new school. Will my child like her school and teacher? Will he get on the right school bus? Will it be a positive environment? As a parent of a child with food allergies, you also worry about your child’s health needs and safety. What will he eat? How will she be able to safely take part safely in school activities? What if he has an allergic reaction at school? And much more.
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TN School Nurse Saves Boy After Bee Sting

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An elementary school nurse recognized the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and quickly treated a third-grade boy with epinephrine.  He had been stung by a wasp during recess and didn't have any known allergies. Earlier this year, Tennessee...
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Treatment for Milk Allergy Shows Positive Results in Clinical Trial

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DBV Technologies today announced preliminary results from Part B, or Phase II, of a Phase I/II study evaluating the efficacy and safety of three dose regimens of Viaskin Milk (150 µg, 300 µg, 500 µg) in 198 patients for the treatment of IgE-mediated cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). The MILES (Milk Efficacy and Safety) study was designed to determine a safe and effective dose in two age groups.
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Tree Nut (Walnut) Allergy Alert - Fresh Express Small Quantity of Caesar Salad Kits

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Fresh Express Issues Precautionary Recall of a Small Quantity of Caesar Salad Kits Due to an Undeclared Walnut Allergen For Immediate Release Contact Consumers Consumer Response Center (800) 242-5472 Media Donna Watkins (512) 266-0832 Announcement Orlando, Florida – Fresh Express Incorporated issued a precautionary recall of a small quantity of 7.6 ounce net weight Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits when it was learned that two bags of salad kits were mistakenly packed with incorrect condiments...
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Two Nevada Students Saved by Epinephrine Supply at School

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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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Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

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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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Virginia EpiPen Law May Save Kids With Allergies

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EpiPen Law May Save Kids with Allergies The new law will require Virginia schools to carry epinephrine auto-injectors in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. The new legislation is intended to ensure that children without an EpiPen...
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Patient Access to Health Care Is at Risk

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to protect those with chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. We are asking Congress to keep health care affordable, especially for those who need it most. Learn how you can take action.
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Peanut Allergy Patch Study Misses Its Main Goal in Third Phase

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Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from DBV Technologies to bring you the latest research news quickly. [Press Release] DBV Technologies Announces Topline Results of Phase III Clinical Trial in Peanut Allergic Patients Four to 11 Years of Age DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV – ISIN: FR0010417345 - Nasdaq Stock Market: DBVT) today announced topline results from the PEPITES (Peanut EPIT Efficacy and Safety) Phase III trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Viaskin Peanut...
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Peanut Patch Shows Positive Results During Clinical Trial

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DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive topline results of the three-year, open-label extension of the Phase III PEPITES trial (PEOPLE) evaluating the long-term efficacy and safety of investigational Viaskin® Peanut in peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years. The results demonstrate long-term clinical benefit as shown by an increase in eliciting dose (ED), which may decrease the chance of reacting to an accidental peanut exposure.
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Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

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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

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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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Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

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You have daily food allergy management down pat.   Two epinephrine auto-injectors go everywhere. The allergist is on speed dial. You know the best local stores and restaurants for safe foods. You've trained babysitters and the staff at school....
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President Obama Signs School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

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Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) commended President Obama for signing the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into law.  Sponsored by Senators Ron Kirk (R-IL)and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in the Senate and...
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Proposed Federal Bill Adds Sesame to List of Major Allergens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An important bill in Congress adds sesame to the list of major allergens that must be declared on a food label. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015 (HR 4061) would make sesame the ninth allergen regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, the...
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Read All Labels - All the Time - A Thanksgiving Reminder

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanksgiving often involves family traditions, whether it be where you celebrate or what foods are on the menu for the holiday meal.   Good food allergy management includes reading every label, every time. This is because ingredients or the way...
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Read Every Label this Holiday Season

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The holidays are a time of traditions and sharing food. Good food allergy management is especially important when sharing food. It includes reading every label, every time. Ingredients or manufacturing processes can change at any time. Manufacturers are not required to alert shoppers that ingredients or manufacturing processes have changed. The only way to know is to read the entire ingredient statement every time you shop. This is particularly important around the holidays when you may...
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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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Illinois Law Expands Access to Epinephrine in Case of Allergy Emergency

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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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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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KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803

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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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Letter to the Makers of the Peter Rabbit Movie: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The new movie, Peter Rabbit, has a scene that may be disturbing to young viewers who have a food allergy. We're asking Hollywood to stop using food allergies as a punchline.
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Love a Child with Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

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Zofina, allergic to milk. Photo submitted by KFA member kortni for Faces of Food Allergies 2015.   Honor Your Child or Grandchild A child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising...
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Maryland Passes Law Regarding Epinephrine in Schools

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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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Milk Allergy Alert - Winn-Dixie Instant Chocolate Drink Mix sold in FL

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Winn-Dixie Recalls Instant Chocolate Drink Mix Sold in Florida Contact: Consumer: 866-946-6349 Media: Kelly Bell 904-370-5058 kellybell@sjp.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 12, 2014 - Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the...
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Milk, Egg, Wheat, Fish Allergy Alert - Fresh Express Chopped Romaine Salad

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Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Chopped Romaine Salad Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release February 6, 2016 Contact Consumers (800) 242-5472 (M-F 8am – 7pm EST) Media Donna Watkins (512) 266-0832 Firm Press Release Salinas, California – Fresh Express Incorporated is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due...
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Safely Dispose of Your Allergy Medicines and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It is important to get rid of expired and unused medicine safely. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming soon. There are several ways you can properly get rid of medicines, like epinephrine auto-injectors, prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
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Sanofi's Auvi-Q™, The First Voice-Guided Epinephrine Auto-Injector, Is Now Available In The U.S.

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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

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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

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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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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

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School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies

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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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Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

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A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...
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Think Your Dark Chocolate is Dairy Free? Better Call the Company

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that the dark chocolate you purchased may likely have milk in it – even, in two cases, products labeled “dairy free.”   The FDA study tested 100 dark chocolate products and...
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Mylan Confirms Availability of EpiPen Auto-Injector for U.S. Patients Affected by Sanofi's Auvi-Q Recall

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Mylan Confirms Availability of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector for U.S. Patients Affected by Sanofi's Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) Recall [Press Release]   HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty, a division of Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL ) which markets and distributes EpiPen ® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector, today commented on the voluntary nationwide recall of Sanofi's Auvi-Q ® (epinephrine...
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New Bill Would Protect Students With Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is asking Congress to support the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). If passed, this bill would put important protections in place for children with allergies and asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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New California Law: the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act Requires Food Allergy Training for All Food Handlers

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Governor Newsom has signed the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act. This bill was authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) and named in honor of Natalie Giorgi. Natalie passed away at age 13 due to a severe allergic reaction to undeclared peanut in a treat while at a summer camp in Sacramento. AB 1532 requires all food handlers to have a simple certification in safe food handling practices for major food allergens. This bill also would add “Organized Camps” to the definition of...
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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 Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies

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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 Illinois Law: Insurance Companies Must Cover Epinephrine Injectors for Children

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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 Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
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New York Governor Signs Elijah’s Law to Prevent Severe Food Allergy Reactions in Child Day Care Programs

KFA News Team ·
On Sept. 12, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Elijah's Law (S.218B/A.6971B). Under this law, New York child day care programs have to follow guidelines for preventing and responding to severe food allergy reactions.
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New York Passes Gio's Law That Authorizes Emergency Responders to Treat Anaphylaxis

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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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