February 2022 e-news Issue
Greetings! We at the Allergy Advocacy Association hope that your 2002 is off to a good start. In this issue of our newsletter, you will find out about promising federal legislation to address the prescription drug shortage. Food labeling is essential for those with life threatening allergies, but does it go far enough? Here you will learn about Precautionary Allergen labeling (PAL) as well as the Food Labeling Modernization Act and how you can lend your voice for improved food labeling. A promising study on peanut oral immunotherapy for small children is looked at in this issue. And with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, being able to find safe Valentine treats is essential. Here you will find David Bloom’s Valentine edition of his safe snack guide.
What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylactic attack, and would you know what 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 its 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 "Epi Near You New York" webpage.