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FDA Approves Generic Form of EpiPen
August 17, 2018

I have a loved one who has severe allergies to wasp stings, so I thought I should share. From the Washington Post: The new drug, from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, is the first to be deemed a therapeutic equivalent of the EpiPen, which means that it can be automatically substituted at the pharmacy…

The Lone Star tick can cause allergic reactions to meat.
The Meat Allergy: What’s It Like?
March 29, 2018

One day you enjoy a hamburger with no problem and the next time you eat one you have a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Scary stuff, huh? This is the meat allergy, one of our discoveries that attracts perpetual interest. Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, the chief of our Division of Allergy…

Asthma Drugs May Prevent Deadly Pneumonia
February 28, 2017

Two common drugs, Accolate and Singulair, may do more than treat asthma and allergies. Our Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD, and Amber Cardani, PhD, have found that the drugs also may prevent the flu from turning into a deadly form of pneumonia. Flu doesn't usually make its way deep into…