advocacy

Making the Case for Stock Epinephrine in Your School and Community

With legislation allowing undesignated epinephrine in schools and public places continuing to have momentum throughout the country, FARE has created two toolkits to help families advocate for inclusion of stock epinephrine in their communities. Advocating for Undesignated Stock Epinephrine in Your School offers talking points, a frequently asked questions section and background on epinephrine in… Continue reading Making the Case for Stock Epinephrine in Your School and Community

FARE News

2016 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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. It’s also important to replace any expired auto-injectors right away so that you always have an up-to-date device. We know prescription costs can add up,… Continue reading 2016 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

A total of 919 anaphylactic episodes occurred in schools last year, according to a new survey of schools participating in the EpiPen4Schools program. This program, offered by Mylan Specialty, provides free epinephrine auto-injectors to qualifying schools in the U.S. Results of this survey were provided during a poster presentation at the recent meeting of the… Continue reading Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

Food Allergy Research

Study Shows Misuse of Prescribed Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Just like a diligent scout, a food allergy family’s motto is to “be prepared.” What happens, though, if you have what you need, but don’t know how to use it correctly? In the case of life-saving medication that is used to treat anaphylaxis, knowing how to properly administer an epinephrine auto-injector is critical. According to… Continue reading Study Shows Misuse of Prescribed Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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2015 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

UPDATE: 2016 Patient Assistance Resources 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. It’s also important to replace any expired auto-injectors right away so that you always have an up-to-date device. We know… Continue reading 2015 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Holidays

Holiday Food Allergy Survival Guide

The holiday season always presents a lot to juggle, but adding food allergies on top of the typical shopping, hosting, and social occasions can make it a stressful time of year. FARE has put together a Holiday Survival Guide with key elements to help you have a safe and fun holiday! A stockpile of recipes Having a number of go-to recipes… Continue reading Holiday Food Allergy Survival Guide

Food Allergy Research

New Study: Training School Nurses Increases Availability of Epinephrine

A single food allergy education session for school nurses helps ensure better management of the disease and increased availability of epinephrine auto-injectors, according to a recent study published online Nov. 8 by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. In 2011, nurses employed by the Houston Independent School District participated in a training… Continue reading New Study: Training School Nurses Increases Availability of Epinephrine