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Auvi-Q and Allerject Recall: Q&A with Sanofi’s Dr. Paul Chew

Sanofi expert says ‘no evidence’ yet of malfunctions in 26 reported devices; says recall ‘precautionary’.

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EpiPen Says It Can ‘Meet Any Anticipated Demand’ for Auto-Injectors Due to Recall

EpiPen is assuring the public that its products are not part of a recall of Auvi-Q and Allerject.

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Can Peanut and Egg Allergies be Related?

Q: My daughter has developed an egg allergy at 12 months. At the appointment where tests confirmed this, the allergist mentioned being “mindful of possible peanut allergy.” I’m confused: are these two allergies related? And what can I do to be careful? Dr. Watson: Your daughter is an age where new food allergies can develop. I think the […]

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Recall in Canada for 2 Lots of Allerject Auto-Injectors

More than 3,000 auto-injectors were recalled in Canada due to a manufacturing defect.

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Anaphylaxis: An Allergy Dad’s Wake-Up Call

A father shares the story of his 3-year-old son’s terrifying severe allergic reaction, and why it changed everything.

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Are You Using Your Auto-Injector Or Inhaler Correctly?

In a new study, only 16 percent of epinephrine users and 7 percent of inhaler users administered their medication perfectly.

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How Does Epinephrine Turn Off an Allergic Reaction?

Q. How does epinephrine turn off an anaphylactic reaction? This seems rather amazing, since anaphylaxis affects so many body systems. Dr. Sharma:  The ability of epinephrine to treat the many signs of anaphylaxis is rather amazing. It acts on a number of receptors in the body to exert its effects. First, it causes constriction, or […]

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Epi Shot Moves Lower in Obese Patients

Researchers have discovered that in certain individuals there may be a more effective location to administer the shot of life.

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Prison Allergy Death Sparks Investigation

Update January 2013: Many Allergic Living readers expressed concern about the death in prison of Michael Saffioti, a Washington State man with severe dairy allergy and asthma. In early January, the Snohomish County Prosecutor made the decision not to lay any charges, based on a 400-page report compiled by the County Sherriff’s Office. The report […]

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Survey Finds Many Unprepared for Anaphylaxis

Media Release / Sanofi Canada / Nov. 1, 2012 According to a new 2012 Leger Marketing survey commissioned by Sanofi Canada, an alarming number of Canadians at risk of anaphylaxis do NOT always carry or have immediate access to an epinephrine auto-injector. And many are uncertain about how to correctly use the device. Low level […]

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