Monday, January 16, 2017

CVS Is Offering a Cheaper Alternative Epinephrine Injector

     As previously discussed in this blog, epinephrine injectors are often very expensive. They also can be life-saving in the case of a dangerous life threatening allergic reaction.
     As is being publicized, CVS is offering a less expensive alternative. It is a generic equivalent of a prescription epinephrine injector called Adrenaclick. They are going to be offered at $109 for a twin pack. Here is a webpage from CVS about these. Note that the doctor's office will need to write something specific ("epinephrine auto-injector") to qualify for this. When your child who needs an epinephrine injector needs a refill or is getting a new prescription, ask your doctor about this less expensive alternative.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Another great blog about the new peanut guidelines.

     Dr. Carina Venter is a nutritionist with extensive knowledge of food allergies. She also has an excellent blog post about the new guidelines encouraging early introduction of peanut products. It includes some excellent answers to questions that might come up. Here is a link to the post.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Guidelines About Introducing Peanuts At a Young Age

     Dr. Dave Stukus is a terrific pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Hospital. I can highly recommend him. Dr. Stukus is very active on social media in addition to his busy practice. He is a trustworthy source of information.
     Dr. Stukus' has a terrific blog post that summarizes the recent new recommendations about introducing peanut products at a young age. The blog post can be found here. It is well worth reading.