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Teachers now trained to administer Epinephrine in Schools in New York State
Needle free alternative to autoinjectors
Unfortunate Response from Food Manufacturers
17 July 2024

With hopes that everyone is staying cool so far this summer, it’s a great time to reflect on a very productive Spring and a fun fall.

First off, Save the Date for this year’s Allergy Action Awards where the positive impact of advocates and researchers is celebrated. Put October, 23, 2024, 6:00 at ArtisanWorks in Rochester in your calendar and stay tuned for more information about the honorees and entertainment.  You can register here.

With many thanks to the New York State allergy community, Food Allergy Awareness Day 2024 in New York State was a resounding success. A group of 25 dedicated advocates on the ground worked in tandem with those on the phone and email ensured legislators heard what is needed to make everyone safe. Their tag-team efforts secured legislative passage of the Epi Price Cap and Large Venue Stocking bills, both awaiting Governor Hochul's signature. When signed into law, these bills will be essential to further ensuring the safety of those New Yorkers managing life threatening allergies.

In air travel safety, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 mandates epinephrine auto-injectors in on-board emergency kits, a victory driven by Senator Tammy Duckworth. This legislation will ensure that airline staff and travelers will have what they need on airlines to enhance safety for allergic passengers.

Exciting new research in repurposing drugs for the treatment of allergies, was showcased at the 2024 Food Allergy Fund's summit.
All in all, a very exciting spring with a fun fall ahead of us.

Advocates had a very successful day in Albany for Food Allergy Awareness Day. Much was learned as well.
Flying public managing life threatening allergies will be a little safer when airlines are required to stock EAIs in their medical kits.
Repurposing drugs to address allergies is an exciting area of research. Thanks to Food Allergy Fund, the research and start up communities for pursuing this exciting development.
Food service businesses are called upon to build on the cross contact avoidance protocols by stock EAIs, right next to the AEDs many of them already have on hand.

Save the Date, Allergy Action Awards

Wednesday, October 23, 2024
6:00 p.m.
ArtisanWorks, 565 Blossom Road in Rochester

Stay tuned here for the annual Allergy Action Awards. Our annual free celebration of the positive impact of this year's honorees working to ensure the safety of those managing life threatening allergies is always a fun evening. Let us know you can join us by registering here.


The goal of Epi Near You New York is to surround New York with epinephrine and training people to know when and how to use it.

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