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Report from AAAAI

This weekend’s annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology features hundreds of research presentations, many of which provide noteworthy new findings in the field of food allergy. FARE staff is in attendance here in Los Angeles along with thousands of allergists, immunologists, researchers and other healthcare providers. On Saturday, researchers… Continue reading Report from AAAAI

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Auvi-Q Update: Sanofi US to Return Rights to kaléo

FARE has been monitoring developments concerning the Auvi-Q® epinephrine auto-injector, which was recalled last fall. On Feb. 23, 2016, Sanofi US announced that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kaléo, the developer of Auvi-Q, will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will be returned to kaléo. According… Continue reading Auvi-Q Update: Sanofi US to Return Rights to kaléo

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How to Dispose of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector because you or a family member is at risk of anaphylaxis, you should carry two devices with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to know how to correctly dispose of an auto-injector. Reasons for disposal… Continue reading How to Dispose of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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What to Expect at an Oral Food Challenge: A Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Shares Insights

By: Anne F. Russell BSN, RN, AE-C In this article, Anne Russell interviews Elizabeth Scannell Stieb. Elisabeth Scannell Stieb, RN, BSN, AE-C is a food allergy specialty nurse with a passion for assisting families. An essential member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Food Allergy Center (MGH-FAC) team, she participates in leadership, clinical care, advocacy, research and education. Lisa has nearly 30 years… Continue reading What to Expect at an Oral Food Challenge: A Food Allergy Specialty Nurse Shares Insights

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How to Find an Allergist

Suspected food allergies should always be evaluated, diagnosed, and treated by a qualified medical professional, such as a board-certified allergist. What is an allergist? According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), “An allergist / immunologist (commonly referred to as an allergist) is a physician specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage allergies, asthma and… Continue reading How to Find an Allergist

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Giving Hope: Why I Give to FARE

This holiday season, we are grateful for all of the individuals and families who support FARE throughout the year. It is with help from people like you that FARE continues to accelerate the pace of research and drive meaningful change through food allergy education, advocacy and awareness initiatives. Some of our loyal supporters shared with… Continue reading Giving Hope: Why I Give to FARE

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Snapshots of the FARE Walk for Food Allergy

This month, we’ve witnessed some terrific moments at the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, which unites the community, raises awareness, and raises critical funds that help make FARE’s mission a reality. In Westchester, NY, which has raised about $1.3 million since its first walk in 2010, the FARE Vision Award for Outstanding Fundraising Achievement was… Continue reading Snapshots of the FARE Walk for Food Allergy