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Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017

Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having no reaction at all, according to a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

“There is a need to determine the safety of open oral food challenges because food allergies affect up to 6 million people, and the health care cost for food allergies is $24 billion annually attributable to annual medical and out-of-pocket cost, lost labor productivity and forgone caregiver labor market activities,” Kwei Akuete, MD, MPH, from the immunology, allergy and rheumatology section at Texas Children’s Hospital and the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

Dupilumab shows promise for uncontrolled persistent asthma in phase 3 trial

September 12, 2017
Results from the phase 3 Liberty Asthma Quest trial demonstrated that the investigational drug, dupilumab, reduced severe exacerbations and improved lung function in…

FDA claims EpiPen manufacturer ignored ‘hundreds’ of flaws

September 8, 2017
Earlier this week, Meridian Medical Technologies — a division of Pfizer and a manufacturer of EpiPen— received a warning letter from the FDA accusing it of…
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FDA approves food label linking peanut introduction to reduced allergy risk

September 7, 2017
The FDA announced today that, for the first time, it has approved a petition for a qualified health claim linking early peanut introduction and the prevention of peanut…
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