Tag Archives: PEANUT

FDA Approves Drug to Treat Peanut Allergy in Children

On January 31, FDA approved the first drug to mitigate allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts. The drug, Palforzia [Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) Allergen Powder-dnfp] may be given to individuals ages 4 through 17 years with a confirmed diagnosis of peanut allergy. However, FDA warns that those who take Palforzia … Continue Reading

Peanut Protein: Problem and Promise

Groundbreaking peanut consumption study counsels exposure, not avoidance, for those at risk of allergy. Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, with exposure to the protein triggering severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions in some cases. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that exposing individuals at high risk of … Continue Reading

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