The Dec. 12, 2016 webinar –When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It? –featured Jonathan Spergel, MD PhD. Dr. Spergel is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he is Chief of the Allergy Section and Director of Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It?
FARE Requests Investigation of American Airlines for Violations of Air Carrier Access Act Seeking to protect the rights of individuals with food allergies who travel by air, Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) filed a complaint today with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) against American Airlines for misleading passengers about their legal rights and… Continue reading Food Allergy Research & Education Calls on U.S. Department of Transportation To Take Action on Discriminatory Food Allergy Policy by American Airlines
By Jonathan Spergel, MD Epinephrine auto-injectors have been in the news, recently. The rising cost over the last several years have surprised many families as they renew the prescription for back to school. The questions arise for many patients are 1) What are the options available to me? 2) Can we use an expired one?… Continue reading Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need
By: Gina Clowes, National Director, Training and Community Outreach I watched in horror as hives and welts crawled up the side of my (then) two year-old son’s face. I had snacked on a granola bar that contained milk and nuts while out running errands. When I returned home, I kissed his little face as I… Continue reading Anaphylaxis Aftermath: 10 Important Steps to Take After an Allergic Reaction
Epinephrine should be prescribed for all patients at risk of experiencing a severe reaction (anaphylaxis). Epinephrine is the only medication that can reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Recent findings from poster presentations given at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reiterate the importance of having this life-saving medication available and… Continue reading New Findings on Epinephrine Availability and Use in Schools
As Spring Break season nears, we know many families and individuals with food allergies will be hitting the road for vacations. To help you prepare for your trip, we’ve put together an infographic checklist: Download FARE’s Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Download Infographic as PDF.
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