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After Son’s Nut Allergy Tragedy, Family Urges Food Allergy Education

Oakley Debbs, 11, died of anaphylaxis after consuming nut-containing cake.

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Giorgi Family Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Peanut Allergy Tragedy

“It does actually allow us to know that we are doing good in our daughter’s name, and that carries her memory on”

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Lawmakers Grill Mylan CEO Over EpiPen Prices

Heather Bresch defends Mylan on prices and profits, while FDA is asked “where’s the competition?”

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Analysis: Canadian Airlines Report Misses the Mark on In-Flight Allergy Risks

Report fails to grasp key anaphylaxis issues in the skies.

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Inside the EpiPen Price Backlash

Industry watchers weigh in on the big issues behind the auto-injector controversy.

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Mylan to Launch a Lower Cost Generic EpiPen

Move follows relentless pressure on auto-injector pricing.

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Thumb-sucking and Nail-Biting May Prevent Some Allergies

Study finds “bad habits” may ward off allergies to cats, dust mites, mold and more.

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Red Meat Allergy: Incidence on Rise, Therapy in Works

It’s an unusual condition that has only been recognized for less than a decade: red meat allergy. The allergy develops after a bite from a Lone Star tick triggers a person’s immune system to begin producing IgE antibodies to alpha-gal, a sugar found in meat such as beef, lamb, venison and pork. It can be […]

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Theater Discrimination Decision Seen as “Wake-up Call” on Allergy as Disability

The U.S. Department of Justice has found that a theater company violated a food-allergic boy’s rights.

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Lessons from a Peanut Kiss Death: Boyfriend Didn’t Know of Allergy

Mother of warns of precautions and communication needed to prevent tragedies like her daughter’s.

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