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01 April 2024

The Importance of Stocking Epinephrine in Food Service Venues

Everyone is eating more and more food prepared commercially at restaurants of all types. When eating out, those managing diagnosed life threatening food allergies have to be hyper-vigilant in their communications with food service staff at all levels by confirming ingredient lists and the use of effective cross-contamination safety protocols, like those taught by MenuTrinfo. For those with undiagnosed food allergies, they often discover their allergy by having their first anaphylactic reaction while eating out. The remedy for this risk is for food service establishments to stock non-patien...
16 February 2024

College Food Services Can be the Leaders Encouraging Others in Hospitality to Stock Epi.

As reported in the University of Delaware's independent student newspaper, The Review, kudos to the University of Delaware Food Services for joining their counterparts at other colleges stocking epinephrine and training their staff how to use it to keep their food allergic students safe. College is often a young adult's first taste of independence and self advocacy. As other research shows, this is a risky time for those managing allergies completely on their own for the first time.  Because of the broad range of food routinely and safely served in university food services, they are un...
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...