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Entries in epi-pen alternatives (2)

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
Jan072017

DECEMBER 2016: FOOD ALLERGY NEWS

12/1/2016:  Adrenaclick Provides a Generic Epi-Pen AutoInjector

In light of the recent controversy about the high cost of the infamous Epi-Pen autoinjectors, there is a generic version on the market.  It is called "Adrenaclick" and can be obtained if your doctor includes "generic" on the prescription for epinephrine.  [1]

12/15/2016:  VITAL Allergen Labels

The United States may consider adopting Australian-based VITAL Allergen Labels.  VITAL stands for Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling and defines a way to standardize labels for allergen risks.  The VITAL program uses an Action Level grid to show, "Action Level concentrations (ppm) calculated using the Reference Dose (mg allergen protein) and a Reference Amount specific to the food." Download the PowerPoint. [2]

[1]  http://adrenaclick.com/what_is_anaphylaxis.php

[2] http://allergenbureau.net/vital/vital-science/