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Some EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended
Here's what you need to know about what's being done to address the ongoing EpiPen shortage.
We Answered Your Medication Questions
You asked and we answered. Find out the answers to three common questions pharmacists receive.
Egg Allergy? Flu Shots May Be OK
People who are allergic to eggs may not have to worry so much about getting the flu shot, according to new guidelines.
How to Introduce Your Infant to Peanuts
If you do not know when or how to introduce peanut-containing foods to your infant, you are not alone.
Infants, Meet Peanuts
Introducing peanuts into your infant's diet may be a good idea after all, according to a new study.
The Importance of Aspirin Allergy Testing
Aspirin has an impressive list of potential health benefits, but new evidence suggests that many patients are told to discontinue this low-cost, effective therapy without good cause.
The Impact of Genetics on Food Allergy Risk
Do siblings of food-allergic children have a higher allergy risk themselves? Not necessarily.
Penicillin: You Might Not Really Be Allergic
After an adverse reaction, many patients never take penicillin again — even though they've never been formally tested by an allergist. But these patients may want to take another look.
Epinephrine Devices Recalled
An epinephrine injection during a serious allergic reaction can be a lifesaver. But one brand of epinephrine injectors has been recalled because they might not deliver a lifesaving dose.
Anaphylaxis: An Unpredictable Danger
Anaphylaxis can occur within seconds of exposure to an allergen like a peanut or a bee sting. But new evidence suggests that many US schools may be ill-prepared to deal with such events.