April 2022 e-news Issue
Welcome to Spring! In this newsletter you can learn about our association’s critical legislative efforts for anaphylaxis emergency training for New York State teachers. We’ll share with you how one family’s tragedy has spurned successful efforts to help increase the access to epinephrine in Wisconsin. Here you can read how about new research detailing how “recent advances in science have made it possible to set safety thresholds for trace quantities of allergens” from Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS). And we report how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to AQST-109 “the first and only orally delivered epinephrine-based product candidate for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.”
Concerning our advocacy efforts in New York State, Food Allergy Awareness Day NY will be a virtual event again this year. The date for FAAvD NY ’22 is WEDNESDAY, May 4th starting at 10am. For more details please visit our website and register for this important lobbying day.
What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency? And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no.
The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution:
Our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training program.
And it's VIRTUAL! Direct from the internet into your home or office!
Our virtual association would help provide:
- Free state approved training presentation
- New York State recognized certification
- Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine
For more information, visit our Our Epi Near You NY webpage.