April 05, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade

Latest Allergies News TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Annual out-of-pocket costs for lifesaving EpiPens in the United States skyrocketed nearly 124 percent for many privately insured patients between 2007 and 2014, a new study finds. An EpiPen is the most widely used epinephrine auto-injector. The pocket-sized device is

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April 03, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Say Goodbye to Allergy Misery in Spring

Latest Allergies News SATURDAY, April 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Spring can rain misery on allergy sufferers, but there are a number of ways to ease your agony, a physician expert says. “Allergies affect millions in the U.S., and while there is no way to avoid irritants like pollen entirely,

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April 03, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Global EpiPen Recall Now Includes U.S.

Latest Allergies News By Robert LowesWebMD Health News April 1, 2017 — The U.S. has joined the list of countries covered by a voluntary recall of EpiPen auto-injectors for severe allergic reactions. The recall was triggered by a defective part that may result in the device failing to inject a

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April 03, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some Epipens

Latest Allergies News MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Mylan, the maker of the Epipen, says it is recalling “select lots” of the device used to treat dangerous allergic reactions due to a defect that might render it “difficult to activate in an emergency.” The pen-like device is used

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March 31, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Allergy to Stinging Insects Can Be Life Threatening

When warmer weather arrives, it is time to think about the return of stinging insects. About 3 percent of adult Americans are allergic to stinging insects. While the severity of these allergic reactions varies greatly, they cause at least 40 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. Stinging insects belong

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March 30, 2017 by Contributor in Allergies

Ready for Spring Allergies?

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Spring routinely spells misery for allergy sufferers, but a recent survey reveals that most patients don’t try to manage their symptoms until it’s too late. The survey asked more than 1,000 adults with seasonal allergies and

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