The FDA announced changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help families use the medication effectively and reduce the risk of injury.
For EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors only, hold the EpiPen firmly in place for three seconds when you inject. The labeling change says this is enough time to keep the auto-injector in the outer thigh. This is a reduction from a previous time of ten seconds.
For all epinephrine auto-injectors, hold the patient's leg and keep the leg steady while you inject the epinephrine.
HEAT ADVISORY REMINDER FOR EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS
Summer is here - carry your epinephrine auto-injectors everywhere you go! Do not leave them behind in the car when you hit the beach or visit a park. Protect them from extreme temperatures.
Mylan Specialty has launched a series of new offerings available through the EpiPen4Schools® program to support the growing need for education among school staff about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction.
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that a theater program violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. The program refused to accommodate a boy with food allergies and retaliated against his friend for sticking up for him.
Grain Craft, a large flour producer, found low levels of peanuts in some of its wheat flour, leading to an FDA inquiry into the problem. Grain Craft supplies flour to large food companies who are now also recalling their products. KFA has the complete list of recalled products and we will keep you up-to-date.
Kellogg Company: certain Keebler, Famous Amos, Special K, Mother's and Murray snacks and cookies
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