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15 July 2023

The Next Generation Of Food Allergy Therapies May Be Coming Soon

While grateful for the current therapies to treat allergies, OIT & Palforzia, neither completely address the concerns of those managing allergies. OIT can be effective for some people in “treating” allergies. It is also time consuming for families and their doctors. It can also be risky to administer, in the doctor’s office and especially when the treatments move into the real life of family, school, and community. It requires a level of diligence that is tricky to maintain.  Palforzia was eagerly anticipated, but ultimately failed and the company is no longer developing the d...
15 July 2023

E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association, July 2023

  July 2023 We sincerely hope you and yours are having a lovely summer season. In this toasty-warm July, we look at interesting new treatments for allergies that use new technology to address the weaknesses of existing therapies. Summer being the travel season, Congressional support to require epinephrine-auto-injectors on airlines is most timely and builds on the advocacy work of many of this issue. Consistent with well documented healthcare delivery disparities, new research confirms that people of color have more food allergies that white people. While the focus is often on food ...
15 June 2023

E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association, June 2023

June 2023 May was a very busy month in advocacy. Many thanks to the intrepid group of advocates who gathered in Albany for Food Allergy Awareness Day NY 2023, the first in-person event since the pandemic. With many new members in both chambers, it was great to introduce ourselves in person and share your concerns with legislators and staff. With thanks to you for over 10 years of advocacy, a Teacher Training bill has finally passed the Assembly and Senate. Help get this bill to the Governor's desk by contacting Governor Kathy Hochul and ask her to request A7037a be sent to her to sign int...