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22 November 2023

What to do for Anaphylaxis at Walt Disney World

On Disney's website, under "Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe," they suggest you apply sunscreen, hydrate frequently, ensuring your kid(s) knows your phone number, and designate a meeting place if anyone gets lost. But what about preparing for food allergy emergencies? The 32 million Americans managing diagnosed life-threatening allergies need to know. Allergy Advocates New York heard that Disney is the benchmark for entities to stock non-patient-specific epinephrine auto-injectors. Yet, details are missing from the Disney website. If you type "epinephrine" into the Disney search engine,...
30 August 2023

Two companies developing nasal spray delivery of epinephrine.

Show of hands, who loves needles… anyone? Well for those who don’t, epinephrine delivered via nasal spray has been in development for quite some time. Here’s the update on two promising intranasal models.   ARS Pharma’s nasal spray neffy® is for the treatment of allergic reactions (type 1), including anaphylaxis for adults and children 66+ pounds. Its New Drug Application was accepted by the FDA and has been under review. In June the company announced that the FDA extended the PDUFA approval (prescription drug user fee act) date by 3 months to mid-September for discussions regardin...
28 August 2023

Understanding Anaphylaxis- Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening type of allergic reaction that can occur within minutes of exposure to a substance to which an individual is allergic. Timely recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis is crucial because it can rapidly progress to anaphylactic shock, a severe and life-threatening condition. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis The symptoms of anaphylaxis develop rapidly in a matter of minutes. Some of the common signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis include: Hives Swelling of lips, face, and throat Difficulty breathing Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting Dizziness If you susp...
19 August 2023

Keeping Track of your EAIs

Epi Reminder, a nifty app using trusted technology makes it possible to crowd source near by epinephrine in the case of anaphylaxis emergencies. Call us intrigued. Keeping Track of your EAIs By Toni Taylor January 20, 2023 Our association is always watching for new ideas, innovations and technology helping individuals and family members with life-threatening allergies. We know from first-hand experience how much support people at risk for anaphylaxis really need every day. In pursuit of our shared goal of not another life lost to life threatening allergies, the focus of the Epi Near Y...
27 July 2023

Epi Delivery Methods

The main delivery method for epinephinre is auto injector. Repurpose EAI page from training program.  
27 July 2023

Epi Near You New York

In light of these numbers provided by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education and the CDC, the safest way your community can be safe from anaphylaxis emergencies is to safely surround everyone epinephrine and knowledge of when and how to administer it. 32 million Americans have life-threatening food allergies. That number includes 2 million New Yorkers* 5.6 million of those are children. That's 200,000 New York children Twenty-five to 30 percent of all anaphylaxis fatalities occur with no previous history of allergies+ From 2007 to 2016 EMS diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions r...