April 2017



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Ask the Allergist: How do Biologics Work?
 
New biologic medications for severe asthma aim to stop symptoms before they can start. Rohit Katial, MD, explains how allergists determine when biologics should be prescribed. Watch now
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#AADCH2017 IS MAY 4!
We’re going to Capitol Hill to meet with Congress. Policy priorities: access to safe, effective and affordable medications; access to high-quality, affordable healthcare; and asthma research funding. Read more | Join us!


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Choosing a Preschool
Registering your child for daycare or preschool next fall? Here’s what questions you need to ask to find out how each handles asthma and food allergies. Read more

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Latex In Healthcare
whitepaper by Allergy & Asthma Network and Avella Specialty Pharmacy puts a spotlight on latex allergy risks and the use of latex in healthcare. Read more

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First Atopic Dermatitis Biologic
FDA has approved Dupixent® (dupilumab), an injection to treat adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. Read more | Teva Launches New Combination Asthma Med and Generic

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Vacations and Food Allergies
Minimize the stress of vacation planning this spring and summer — prep in advance. In her latest video blog, our “Food Allergy Mom” Amanda Eisen provides tips. Watch now

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Have Allergies, Will Travel
If you’re planning a trip this spring, you may be wondering how your immune system will react to pollen and other allergens at your destination. Read more | Sponsored by PURE Rooms

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Webinar: Insect Venom Allergy
Join us May 24 at 4 pm ET as Dr. James Tracy, takes us through signs, symptoms and treatment of insect venom allergy and discusses immunotherapy options. Register now

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ICYMI: Medication Recalls
Mylan’s manufacturing partner is recalling select lots of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr.® epinephrine auto-injectors. Read more | GSK: 3 lots of Ventolin® asthma inhalers recalled

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