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Entries in Epi-Pen (4)

Saturday
Jul082017

March 2017: Food Allergy News

3/20/2017: Epi-Pen Recall

The following batches of EpiPen® 300 Auto-Injectors are being recalled due to the potential that these devices may fail to activate or require increased force to activate.

Batch number

  

Expiration Date        

5FA665

 

Apr 17

5FA6651

 

Apr 17

5FA6652

 

Apr 17

5FA6653

 

Apr 17

 

https://allergyfacts.org.au/news-alerts/latest-news/473-recall-of-epipen-300-20-march-2017

Saturday
Jul082017

February 2017: Food Allergy News

2/14/2017:  Auvi-Q Injector Available

The Auvi-Q epinephrine injector that is smaller and rectangular shaped will be available again on 2/14.  Efforts are being made to make it cost effective if the family has insurance. Those with commercial insurance, including those with high-deductible plans or who make less than $100k annually, will be able to obtain Auvi-Q for $0 out- of-pocket according to the maker.  Else, the cash price is $360 for those without insurance or who earn more thank $100K.  

https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/press-release-auvi-q-epinephrine-autoinjector-coming-back-in-february-2017-with-new-affordable-plan?utm_source=2016+KFA+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=00482554fd-eNews_Strides_2017_01_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c25c5cef21-00482554fd-95267589&mc_cid=00482554fd&mc_eid=19ad3b2eee

Saturday
May072016

FEBRUARY 2016 FOOD ALLERGY NEWS

2/11/16:  Vitamin D Rich Foods Fend Off Allergies

Mount Sinia states in the Journal of Allergy & Immunology that pregnant women can reduce the incidence of food and environmental allergy in their babies by consuming more vitamin D (but only in natural form, not a supplement). [1]

2/23/16:  Avi-Q Coming Back

Avi-Q will likely be coming back later in 2016.  After the recall in late 2015,  many people reverted to other forms of epinephrine.  Avi-Q is the small, rectangular injector that is easier to carry. [2]

[1] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160211133815.htm

[2] http://m.sanofi.us/mt/www.news.sanofi.us/2016-02-23-Sanofi-US-to-Return-Auvi-Q-epinephrine-injection-USP-Rights-to-kal-o?un_jtt_redirect=un_jtt_iosV

Saturday
Sep122015

AUGUST 2015 NEWS ALLERGY HIGHLIGHTS

8/6/2015:  ACAAI States Importance of Epinephrine Even if Doubt

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) states that even if in doubt as to whether a patient is indeed suffering from an anaphylactic reaction, it is best to treat with epinephrine.  Allergist Paul Dowling, MD, ACAAI member and panelist, states, "Antihistamines and corticosteroids should not be given instead of epinephrine because they don't work fast enough."  Allergist Stanley Fineman, MD, ACAAI past president, and chair of the pane, further explains, "Because epinephrine is the first line of defense in treating anaphylaxis, the panel agreed it should be used-even if a patient's reaction may not meet all the established criteria." [1]

8/20/2015:  Nickel Allergy and Nickel in Foods

According to the American Academy of Dermatology and Stanford Hospital's Jennifer Chen, MD, FAAD, those with nickel allergies (normally found in some jewely, phones or glasses) may also have a rash from eating foods that contain nickel.  The food that cntain nickel include seeds, nuts, chocolat, wheat and rye.  Normally the amount is low enough not to cause a reaction, but can contribute to an existing condition. [2]

[1]  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150806091200.htm

[2]  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150820082134.htm