SOURCE: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-alerts-patients-and-health-care-professionals-epipen-auto-injector-errors-related-device [3/24/2020] FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting… Read More »FDA alert for EpiPen device malfunctions
Food allergies are challenging. The risk and fear of allergic reactions make life hard for children and parents. Unfortunately, food allergies are becoming more common and taking longer to outgrow. Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) is a… Read More »Is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) ready for community practice?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This… Read More »FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr
There is much interest in wheat sensitivity in people without celiac disease, many of these patients have been labeled with nonceliac wheat sensitivity. Little is known about any risks associated with nonceliac wheat sensitivity. A… Read More »Nonceliac Wheat Sensitivity is associated with Autoimmune Disease
Consensus Communication on Early Peanut Introduction and the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants On behalf of American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma &… Read More »Update on Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Allergy
The hygiene hypothesis is the most common theory for increased food allergy. It begins with a lack of early childhood exposure to infections. Without proper stimuli the immune system does not receive necessary education. When presented with food proteins,… Read More »Antibiotics and food allergy induction
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory condition affecting the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat with the stomach). The esophagus contains too high a number of eosinophils, an allergic white blood cell. This causes several gastrointestinal… Read More »What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?
Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit (FAO/WHO 2002). The potential benefits include inhibition of pathogens, improved integrity of the gastrointestinal (GI) barrier and enhanced immune… Read More »Probiotics for the prevention and treatment of allergies