Meeting NewsPerspective

Epinephrine autoinjectors not used in nearly 80% of anaphylactic events

November 4, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Many parents of children who require allergy treatment with epinephrine autoinjectors do not regularly use the product during…

FDA alerts patients, professionals that some EpiPen auto-injectors may not easily slide from carrier tube

November 2, 2018
The FDA announced that due to improper attachment of labels, some EpiPen 0.3-mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15-mg auto-injectors may be unable to dispense…

FDA News

FDA considers food labeling requirements for sesame products

October 29, 2018
The FDA is requesting information regarding the prevalence of sesame allergies in the United States to determine whether the product should be…

In the Journals

Air pollution causes millions of asthma-related ED visits around the world

October 24, 2018
At least 14 million asthma-related ED visits around the world are caused by air pollution, according to research published in Environmental Health

In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with severe asthma have treatable traits

October 24, 2018
Treatable traits were more often found in patients with severe asthma than those with non-severe asthma, according to findings recently published in…

In the Journals

Obesity impacts airway muscle function, increases risk for asthma

October 17, 2018
Obesity modified how airway muscles worked, causing a greater risk for asthma, according to findings recently published in the American Journal of

FDA News

FDA approves additional Xolair formulations

October 1, 2018
The FDA has approved 75 mg/0.5 mL and 150 mg/1 mL single-dose prefilled syringes of Xolair as additional formulations for patients with allergic…

Meeting News

Following asthma guidelines offsets negative impact of dogs, cats, secondhand smoke

October 1, 2018
Removing dogs, cats and secondhand smoke from the homes of patients with asthma may not be necessary if certain asthma guidelines are followed…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to tezepelumab for severe asthma

September 25, 2018
Tezepelumab was recently granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for treating patients with severe asthma without an eosinophilic phenotype…

Ongoing EpiPen shortage not cause for serious alarm

September 18, 2018
The ongoing shortage of EpiPen supply — now entering its fifth month — has intersected with the high demand for auto-injectors when…

NIH, Children's National Health System join forces to study pediatric disease

September 17, 2018
In a collaborative effort between the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH and the Children’s National Health…

In the JournalsPerspective

Community-based plan improves asthma symptoms in black teens

September 17, 2018
Black adolescents with poorly controlled asthma who participated in a family- and community-based treatment plan for 6 months experienced…

In the Journals

Red meat allergies may develop after chigger bites

September 13, 2018
There is an established link between Lone Star tick bites and red meat allergy, but chiggers — or the Trombiculidae mite — may be another…

In the Journals

Beverages with added fructose may increase allergy risk

September 10, 2018
Teenagers who excessively consumed beverages with free, or added, fructose had a fivefold increase in allergy symptoms, according to an analysis of…


Allergists discuss screening siblings of children with peanut allergies

September 4, 2018
Screening younger siblings of peanut allergic children with allergy testing before peanut introduction was considered controversial in a paper…

FDA News

FDA extends EpiPen expiration date to mitigate shortages

August 21, 2018
The FDA is taking steps to alleviate EpiPen shortages by extending the expiration date of certain lots of 0.3 mg products by 4 months. “Many…

FDA News

FDA approves first generic EpiPen

August 16, 2018
Today, the FDA granted approval to the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr autoinjector for treating life-threatening allergic reactions…

In the Journals

Complicated appendicitis less common in kids with allergies

August 14, 2018
Children who have an immunoglobulin E-mediated allergy are less likely to have complicated appendicitis than children without allergies, with less…

FDA News

FDA grants Xolair breakthrough therapy label for food allergies

August 13, 2018
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to the injectable prescription medicine Xolair for preventing severe allergic reactions after…

In the Journals

Women with asthma have high risk for COPD

August 10, 2018
More than 40% of women with asthma may develop COPD and those with a high BMI, history of cigarette smoking and lower educational attainment were…