Professional family expert Jo Frost has a passion for helping families in crisis across the globe, a task she tackles on TLC’s Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost. Recently, Jo teamed with Mylan Specialty L.P., the marketers and distributors of EpiPen, on a campaign to help raise awareness for another cause she’s passionate about – anaphylaxis preparedness.
by Jessica Webb
Emmy award-winning actress Julie Bowen keeps us laughing weekly as Claire Dunphy, the strong-willed but caring matriarch on ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family. But when her oldest son, Oliver, experienced anaphylaxis (a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction) after exposure to peanut butter and a simultaneous bee sting, this real-life mother of three learned that allergies are no joke.
A new line of handbags and accessory cases by Epi-Essentials (epi-essentials.com) is now available for those who carry epinephrine auto-injectors, more commonly known as the EpiPen;reg;.
Dey Pharma will exclusively offer the EpiPen® 2-Pak and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to encourage people to follow recommendations by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which state that people at risk for or who have experienced anaphylaxis should have immediate access to two doses of epinephrine.
Pharmacy shelves stocked with supplements – some even promising to treat allergies & asthma. Techniques such as yoga, massage, biofeedback, and acupuncture. What do these have in common? They are all considered complementary and alternative medicines, or CAM for short, and nearly 4 in 10 people use them in one form or another.
Lifestyle choices and/or demands can make it easier or more difficult to avoid allergens. Sometimes, medications that once worked have become ineffective. When medications aren’t helping and you’re having a hard time avoiding your allergens, it might be time to consider allergen immunotherapy, or allergy shots.
An examination of 200 of the topselling cough and cold, allergy, analgesic, and gastrointestinal over-the-counter liquid medications for children finds that there have been high levels of variability and inconsistencies regarding medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a study in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Sanofi-aventis’ Allegra® and Allegra-D® family of allergy medication products for over-the-counter use.