3/21/17 EPIPEN ALTERNATIVES UPDATE

For a while, Maylan-brand Epipens were the only brand of epinephrine auto injector being produced, until other alternatives were developed. Adrenaclick and Auvi-Q epinephrine auto injectors are suitable alternatives, especially since the rise in the price of Maylan-brand EpiPens. Each 2-Pak comes with an adult injector and a child injector, 0.15mg and 0.3mg. Adrenaclick is roughly…

“Peanut Patch” designed to treat peanut allergies in children

 DBV Technologies is a biopharmaceutical firm located in France. They developed Viaskin technology to treat allergies. The Peanut Patch is a recent innovation by the firm, and is designed to treat children with peanut allergies. It delivers small portions of the peanut protein into the skin, without entering it into the bloodstream. This process is meant to train…

Chris O’Donnell’s Allergy Story

Chris is someone who has had food allergies nearly his whole life. At just eight months old, he had his first allergic reaction. Our mom was feeding him a pear-flavored yogurt for babies, containing dairy. Feeding babies food containing common allergens can be risky. Chris expressed discomfort through making faces and pulling away from the…