Epinephrine is the only first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. However, a July 2017 study suggests that most children and young adults receiving emergency care for anaphylaxis are not given epinephrine at the onset of symptoms, when the life-saving medication is most effective. Published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,… Continue reading Less Than Half of Young People With Anaphylaxis Are Given Epinephrine Before Reaching Hospital
If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. When AUVI-Q® returns to the market on Feb. 14, 2017, there will be four epinephrine auto-injectors available, each with its own pricing structure and programs… Continue reading 2017 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
Pre-recorded in December 2016, the webinar Anaphylaxis, Food Allergy and Asthma: Answering Your Questions is presented by Clifford W. Bassett, MD. Dr. Bassett is Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York and is on the faculty of New York University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the State University of New… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: Anaphylaxis, Food Allergy and Asthma: Answering Your Questions
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