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Lawsuits in Amarria Johnson Peanut Allergy Death are Settled

Two lawsuits filed by the mother of Amarria Johnson, the 7-year-old Virginia girl who died from eating a single peanut at school recess, appear to have been settled as of September 2015. Amarria’s mother, Laura Pendleton, had filed a wrongful death suit against Chesterfield County, Virginia, where the school her daughter attended is located, and […]

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Hospital Emergency Visits for Anaphylaxis Double in Canada

Spike of 95% seen for severe reactions over a 7-year period, with teen rates the highest.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Supports New LEAP Guidelines for Infant Peanut Consumption

American pediatricians have gone a step further than their initial June endorsement of new interim guidelines for infant consumption of peanuts

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The Canadian Town Where Stock Epinephrine is the New AED

Nurse practitioner behind project of mass placement of stock auto-injectors.

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Recap: The #Allergyready Back-to-School Twitter Party

Back to school can be a time of heightened stress. Here’s a wealth of resources from the allergists and others who attended our Twitter party

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Pharmacist Saves Woman’s Life after Severe Wasp Sting Reaction

A Quebec woman has credited the persistence of her pharmacist for saving her life

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‘Stock Epi’ Expanding Well Beyond Schools Under New Laws

Under entity laws, “stock epi” is moving to public venues – including theme parks, restaurants, sports arenas and daycares

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Airlines and Allergy: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Would Be Required on Every Flight Under New Law

In-flight staff would be required to know how and when to use auto-injectors for food allergic passengers under proposed federal legislation

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Suit in Allergy Death: Should Store Bakeries Have to Label?

Should grocery store bakeries fall under the same food allergen labeling exception that applies to traditional bakeries?

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FDA Labels Peanut OIT Treatment “Breakthrough Therapy”

All of the participants in the Phase II trial were able to tolerate nearly 2 peanut kernels at the end of two months.

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