For many children, the first time they suffer a severe allergic reaction to a food is when they’re in school. Chicago-area public schools can keep extra supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors on hand for just these types of emergencies, but NBC5 Investigates has discovered that a surprising number do not.
February 24th, 2017
If a child with a food allergy has a life-threatening reaction, parents need to know how to act, but many say doctors aren’t teaching them when and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
Physicians also aren’t providing a written emergency food allergy action plan for home and school.
Scientists say early and consistent feeding of peanuts can help prevent peanut allergies in children. A food allergy expert explains what parents should know.
By Rebecca Priest
January 31st, 2017
Food allergies have grown in prevalence and severity, and until recently pediatricians have told parents to keep their babies away from peanuts, shellfish and other common allergenic foods.
Auvi-Q Offers Possible Alternative to Epi-Pen™
By Kristen Stewart
February 6th, 2017
Anyone with severe allergies knows the importance of having an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) at the ready. However, with the Epi-PenTM jumping more than $500 in price in the last eight years and until recently no other companies having an epinephrine auto-injector device available, not everyone can afford this potentially life-saving medication. That may be about to change as Kaleo’s Auvi-Q re-enters the U.S. market on February 14th.
By Robert King
February 2nd, 2017
Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., sent a letter Friday to Mylan, saying that the company hasn't produced enough documents "despite repeated requests." Chaffetz is chairman and Cummings the top Democrat of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which held a hearing on Mylan last year.