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Fatal anaphylaxis: mortality rate and risk factors - Turner PJ, Jerschow E, Umasunthar T, Lin R, Campbell DE, Boyle RJ.
Up to 5% of the US population has suffered anaphylaxis. Fatal outcome is rare, such that even for people with known venom or food allergy, fatal anaphylaxis constitutes less than 1% of total mortality risk. The incidence of fatal anaphylaxis has not increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Former ITV producer reveals shocking effect of nut allergy
A former online producer for This Morning, Amy-May Shead, 29, was on holiday with her friends in 2014 when just one bite of her food in a restaurant caused an anaphylactic reaction (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions climbed 377 percent from 2007 to 2016
(FAIR Health) Private insurance claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions rose 377 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to data from FAIR Health, a national, independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information. Consulting its database of over 23 billion privately billed healthcare procedures, FAIR Health investigated food allergies and anaphylaxis, a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction that certain foods, as well as other substances, can induce in susceptible individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anapen ® 2a is the Next Generation of Anaphylaxis Auto-Injectors
Anaphylaxis is a serious and severe allergic reaction, affecting the whole body, and is often life threatening. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for an Epinephrine Auto-Injector in Development by Kaléo Specifically for Infants and Small Children
AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg could be the first auto-injector approved with a needle length and dose specifically designed for infants and small children Emergency room visits due to anaphylaxis are increasing in children RICHMOND,... Biopharmaceuticals, Devices, Drug Delivery, FDA Kaléo, epinephrine, auto-injector (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adrenaline Overdose in Pediatric Anaphylaxis: A Case Report Adrenaline Overdose in Pediatric Anaphylaxis: A Case Report
Appropriate administration of adrenaline in pediatric anaphylaxis remains challenging. How does blood pressure help differentiate progression of anaphylaxis symptoms from adrenaline toxicity?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Too Few Children Get EpiPen When Needed: Study
First-line treatment for severe allergic reaction is often neglected Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Children's Health, Emergency Medical Services (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biohealth Nutrition Announces the Recall of Precision Blend Cookies and Cream Product for Undeclared Allergen
Biohealth Nutrition of San Dimas, CA is recalling Precision Blend Cookies& Cream because product labels failed to declare the food allergen, wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of a life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical attention should they consume products containing allergens. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mom scrambling to find drug that prevents life-threatening allergic reaction
A mother from Lower Sackville, N.S., is desperately searching for a medication that helps prevent her son from going into anaphylactic shock, but a shortage of the product means he only has a few pills left. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Arm Yourself Against Insect Sting Allergies
Steps to take the bite out of dangerous bugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Insect Bites and Stings (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Epinephrine Injector for Anaphylaxis
(MedPage Today) -- Symjepi is latest alternative to EpiPen (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - June 17, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Lifesaving Drugs from Pfizer in Short Supply: FDA
Agency seeking alternatives, extending 'shelf life' for meds like epinephrineSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Cardiac Arrest, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe FDA Approves New Epinephrine Prefilled Syringe
Symjepi, from Adamis Pharmaceuticals, is for the emergency treatment of type I allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

Is Epinephrine Safe for Older Patients with Anaphylaxis?
This study aimed to determine the clinical value, and potential cardiovascular harm, on elderly patients with anaphylaxis who received intramuscular (IM) and IV epinephrine. Over a five-year period, the researchers examined the ED record of anaphylactic patients over the age of 50 who were transported to two urban EDs. They compared the clinical outcome and cardiovascular complications between younger and older adults who received epinephrine for anaphylaxis. Of the 2,995 patients with allergy-related complaints, 492 were treated for anaphylaxis. Of them, 122 (24.8%) were older adults. Only 36.1% of the older patients rece...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Food Allergies Found in Less Than 4 Percent of Americans
The most common food allergen groups were shellfish, fruits or vegetables, dairy and peanuts, in that order. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Anaphylactic Shock Food Allergies Nuts Peanuts Source Type: news

King County (Wash.) EMS Saves $334,000 Annually by Switching to IM Delivery of epi by EMTs
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to an allergen, which can become life-threatening if not treated immediately with epinephrine. Epinephrine acts as a bronchodilator and vasoconstrictor to reduce the symptoms of anaphylaxis and maintain blood pressure. Patients with known anaphylaxis are typically prescribed epinephrine automatic injectors (EAIs) for personal use in the case of an anaphylactic reaction. Due to the need for rapid treatment, and because of the ease of administration, virtually all states authorize administration of epinephrine via auto-injections as part of emergency medical technician (EMT) scope of...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sofia Husain, MPH Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

King County (Wash.) EMS Saves $334,000 Annually by Switching to IM Delivery of epi by EMTs
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to an allergen, which can become life-threatening if not treated immediately with epinephrine. Epinephrine acts as a bronchodilator and vasoconstrictor to reduce the symptoms of anaphylaxis and maintain blood pressure. Patients with known anaphylaxis are typically prescribed epinephrine automatic injectors (EAIs) for personal use in the case of an anaphylactic reaction. Due to the need for rapid treatment, and because of the ease of administration, virtually all states authorize administration of epinephrine via auto-injections as part of emergency medical technician (EMT) scope of...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 31, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sofia Husain, MPH Tags: Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Nearly 4 Percent of Americans Suffer from Food Allergies
Study finds most common allergy is to shellfish, but peanuts also pose big threat Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Food Allergy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention Needless Hospitalizations for Kids With Anaphylaxis Lower After Intervention
Unnecessary hospitalizations for children with anaphylaxis have dropped following a multicomponent quality-improvement intervention at Boston Children's Hospital, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Plant grower develops a weapons-grade chili pepper that's so hot it could kill you
(Natural News) If  the name “dragon’s breath chili” strikes fear in your mortal heart, that’s because it should. The pepper, developed by Welsh plant grower Mike Smith in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, is so hot that even a bite of it could send a person into anaphylactic shock. If that’s not enough to get you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Intestinal Worms Might Be Hiding In Your Sushi, Doctors Warn
By Amanda MacMillan As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid. Writing in BMJ Case Reports, gastroenterologists in Portugal recount the tale of a 32-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital with severe stomach pain, vomiting, and a week-long fever. When he mentioned that he’d recently eaten sushi, his doctors suspected anisakiasis — a parasitic disease caused by tiny worms, called nematodes, that attach to the wall of the stomach, esophagus, or intestine. Sure en...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expired EpiPens May Still Help Save a Life: Study
But allergy experts advise not counting on older devices if you can replace them Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intravenous administration of cannabis and lethal anaphylaxis - Gilbert JD, Grabowski M, Byard RW.
Cannabis allergy appears to be increasing. A 33-year-old woman is reported who collapsed and died shortly after injecting herself with a cannabis solution prepared by pouring boiling water onto plant material. There were no significant findings at autopsy,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

​How ​my potentially fatal allergy was cured – with 70 wasp stings
Four years ago, Gavan Naden nearly died from anaphylactic shock after being stung by wasps. He became fearful of going outside, but a drastic immunotherapy regime has saved himOver the past three and half years, I ’ve had 70 wasp stings injected into my left arm. Voluntarily. This hasn ’t been an exercise in masochism, but rather to ensure I can go outside without screaming from fear.Every year in the UK, there are between two and nine deaths from anaphylaxis caused by bee and wasp venom. In 2015-16, there were4,451 hospital admissions for anaphylactic shock. In an effort to avoid adding to these...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Gavan Naden Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Immunology Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Source Type: news

EpiPen Out-Of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade
Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anaphylaxis, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fatal Mistakes Can't Be Undone
I was at a birthday party approximately 6 years ago for one of my son’s friends. While chatting with the some of the moms in his class, I must have had my back turned when little cups of snacks were passed out to each hungry 5-year-old. I broke out into a cold sweat and my heart started beating in my chest loudly. I was about to yank the cup from his hand when I saw from afar it was from a box of cereal he had eaten countless times before and I knew was safe for his egg, tree nut and peanut allergies. I don’t know what it was, call it “momsense,” but it kept gnawing at me that I did not actually rea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some Epipens
Rare cases of 'failure to activate' during potentially fatal allergic reactions spurred the action, company says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Anaphylaxis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global EpiPen Recall Now Includes United States Global EpiPen Recall Now Includes United States
A defective part may prevent the device from injecting a potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine for patients experiencing anaphylactic shock, according to the FDA.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 1, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

More Than 80,000 EpiPens Recalled Overseas More Than 80,000 EpiPens Recalled Overseas
The company that markets EpiPens said the recalled devices may fail to inject its potentially life-saving dose of epinephrine into a patient experiencing anaphylactic shock.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

Fatal anaphylaxis in France: analysis of national anaphylaxis data, 1979-2011 - Pouessel G, Claverie C, Labreuche J, Dorkenoo A, Renaudin JM, Eb M, Lejeune S, Deschildre A, Leteurtre S.
The anaphylaxis mortality rate has fallen about 2% per year in France over the past 3 decades. Increased awareness of anaphylaxis treatment guidelines will hopefully continue this trend.Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc. Languag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Report: Increase in allergy auto-injector scripts, with little guidance on optimal use
Prescriptions of emergency allergy auto-injectors have increased over the last decade, according to research published in the British Journal of General Practice, but there is little guidance for general practitioners on the optimal use of these devices. The most recent guidelines suggest that each child at risk of anaphylaxis should be given no more than 2 devices each year. But researchers at the University of Birmingham found that on average, kids from their study sample were each prescribed 4 devices per year. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Report: Increase i...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Research & Development University of Birmingham Source Type: news

Do Results from Peanut Allergy Trials Last Long-Term?
(MedPage Today) -- Kids showed high anaphylaxis rate with at-home challenge (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - March 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Health Tip: Create an Emergency Plan for Deadly Allergy Reaction
-- An anaphylaxis emergency plan is key to protecting your child against a deadly allergic reaction -- especially at school when you're not around. Here's what the plan should include, courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics: A simple... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Fixes: How to Fight a Soaring Drug Price: Innovate
When EpiPen prices soared to $600 for two, a Maine doctor designed a device that duplicates its lifesaving function for next to nothing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEFALI LUTHRA Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Epinephrine (Drug) Anaphylactic Shock Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Food and Drug Administration Mylan Inc Republican Party CVS Caremark Corporation Source Type: news

On the move: Lilith ’s dramatic recovery from arteriovenous fistula
It began like any typical late summer day. Lilith Borden and her mom, Victoria, had stopped by a farm near their Concord, New Hampshire, home where the 3-year-old could enjoy an ice cream cone — and burn off some energy playing in a nearby field. “We were running through the grass, when Lilith suddenly grabbed the back of her neck and screamed that she had a boo-boo,” Victoria remembers. Within seconds, she seemed to have trouble moving. As Victoria called for help, the little girl collapsed to the ground. At first, the cause of Lilith’s emergency seemed apparent. A small red mark on her neck, ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 22, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories arteriovenous fistula AVF Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach endovascular embolization Source Type: news

Needed: An'Action Plan' for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions
First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAP Updates Guidance on Epinephrine Use for Anaphylaxis AAP Updates Guidance on Epinephrine Use for Anaphylaxis
Two new clinical reports from the AAP provide guidance on dosing and use of autoinjectors in patients with suspected anaphylaxis, as well as on preparation of an allergy action plan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

AAP Updates Epinephrine Guides Use for Anaphylaxis
AAP Updates Guidance on Epinephrine Use for Anaphylaxis (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

AAP Offers Guidance on Using Epinephrine for Allergic Reactions (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its recommendations on using epinephrine to treat anaphylaxis. It also offers a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

An Inside Look at a Hospital Stay From Chest Pain
As a boy, soon after my mom would drop me off at Scranton (Pa.) fire headquarters to ride a shift on the ambulance with my dad, the bell would hit and the fire crews would be sent to a big wreck or two-alarm fire. So, at the age of 13, I was nicknamed "Black Cloud" by the firefighters because s--- happened whenever I showed up. I've had people go into anaphylactic shock on a train as I rode it to work, and once a homeless gentleman wandering on the tracks had both of his legs amputated by a train entering San Diego's main station as I stood there watching. I call it coincidental, but my friends and the JEMS staff...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

A new option for kids with severe allergies
(image credit: CVS) For parents of children with severe allergies, keeping our kids safe in the event of an allergic reaction is a priority. We rid our houses of allergens, we write detailed allergy plans for caretakers and we stock up on Epinephrine, the medication that will save our kids if they ever experience anaphylaxis. Epinephrine auto-injectors are expensive, they expire every year even if unused, and we have to purchase multiples for home, school, and elsewhere. Which is why we’re thrilled that CVS now offers a generic Epinephrine auto-injector for $109.99 per two-pack — that’s about a ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions In the News allergies anaphylaxis Dr. John Lee Source Type: news

Australia's bees and wasps revealed to be as dangerous as its snakes
More than half of deaths from bites and stings between 2000 and 2013 the result of anaphylactic shock, analysis showsOf all Australia ’s venomous animals, bees and wasps pose the biggest threat to public health, causing more than twice the number of admissions to hospital as snake bites and the same number of deaths.The first national analysis of 13 years ’ data on bites and stings from venomous creatures has found that just over one-third (33%) of almost 42,000 admissions were caused by bees and wasps, compared with 30% by spiders and 15% by snakes.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt Tags: Bees Insects Wildlife Snakes Spiders Animals Environment Health Australia news Allergies Source Type: news

CVS Now Selling Generic Competitor To EpiPen At A 6th Of The Price
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan’s EpiPen at about a sixth of its price, just months after the maker of the life-saving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers. The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment compared to EpiPen, which can cost more than $600. EpiPen alternative (WBZ-TV) CVS Health Corp., the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, says it cut the price of the generic version of Adrenaclick nearly in half. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CVS EpiPen generic epipen Source Type: news

Parents View New Peanut Guidelines With Guilt and Skepticism
Alarmed by the suggestion that peanut-containing food be deliberately fed to infants, some parents are lashing out on social media. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN and RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN Tags: Peanuts Children and Childhood Allergies Anaphylactic Shock Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Experts Now Recommend Introducing Peanuts To Babies At High Risk Of Allergies
For millions of children who have peanut allergies, mealtimes can be deadly. And for years, doctors have advised parents to keep peanut products away from children thought to be at high risk.  But new guidelines issued Thursday state that infants should be introduced to peanut products as early as 4 months old if they appear to be at high risk of developing food allergies. A panel of experts convened by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says that introducing peanuts early in life can actually help prevent the development of peanut allergies. The new recommendations encourage...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unintentional epinephrine auto-injector injuries: a national poison center observational study - Anshien M, Rose SR, Wills BK.
BACKGROUND: Epinephrine is the only first-line therapeutic agent used to treat life-threatening anaphylaxis. Epinephrine auto-injectors are commonly carried by patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and reported cases of unintentional auto-injector injury have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An anaphylactoid reaction to rattlesnake envenomation in a pediatric patient - Rencher L, Schwartz J, Wilson A.
Rattlesnake envenomation causes a spectrum of symptoms and signs, many of which closely resemble an anaphylactic reaction. Development of airway compromise after a snake bite to an extremity is unusual, but has been previously reported. The majority of suc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A Child's Death Does Not Become Us
It was Thanksgiving weekend and we were at my in-laws home in Florida. I was sitting outside enjoying the warmth and chatting with my mother-in-law when my husband came out and asked me if I had checked my emails. My antenna immediately was raised as my husband has been telling me of late how I am too connected to my phone and laptop. As a food allergy advocate, I spend countless hours online and he is always concerned it is too much. I asked him to hand over his phone ― and quickly scanned our emails. As I read the first email, the tears just started and would not stop. For the past 3 years, I have co-chaired the FARE (...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical advice insists earlier exposure to peanuts will prevent allergies
Currently, most parents wait until 12 months after their baby's birth to try the food which has a high risk of causing anaphylactic shock. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Price Transparency Caused Patients to Gripe Loudly about the Skyrocketing Cost of Mylan ’s EpiPen and Why Clinical Laboratories Should Watch Next Developments
Medical laboratory managers are getting an important lesson in the power of price transparency to motivate patients to complain about arbitrarily high prices for healthcare services and products By now, most clinical laboratory managers and pathologists know about the EpiPen pricing scandal. Simply said, it illustrates all the flaws and problems in the US healthcare […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 5, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Adrenaline Anaphylaxis Auto-Injectors clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Epinephrine Epi Source Type: news