We hope that you and your families enjoy a delicious, and safe, Thanksgiving.  Keep an eye out for cross contamination and for well meaning relatives who may not “get it.” A a quick mention about pie. Many of us have (or want to) make our own pie crusts. A big thumbs up to everyone who […]

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Breaking news: the elusive peanut free (and delicious) chocolate mint cookie has been discovered! An alternative to cookies that are thin and minty, these peanut and gluten free cookies may be in the top 10 of CT Food Allergy Mon’s greatest cookies of all time (and we’ve tried many, many cookies). We found them at […]

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We have a growing and active 13 year old boy allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, sesame and watermelon (yes, watermelon).  Like a lot of parents, we’d love to get him some extra protein and those protein shakes seem to be a good way to go. So we searched everywhere. Our grocer, big box stores and […]

Taking her own advice, CT Food Allergy Mom had a meeting with her son’s school to go over his 504 plan.  (See earlier posts for discussion about the 504 and why you need it). Two issues came up during the 504 worth mentioning: “peanut free” tables and buses. Peanut Free Tables My son now is […]

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Please take a moment to complete this survey undertaken by our friends at #FAACT. Anecdotes about the cost of epinephrine aren’t nearly as useful as facts.  Faced with facts, our elected officials will have no choice but to take action. Thank you!     https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/faacts-community-survey-cost-burden-epinephrine-garrow-holding?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment  

Mylan Taking Immediate Action to Further Enhance Access to EpiPen® (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Auto-Injector Mylan doubling the eligibility for patient assistance, effectively eliminating out-of-pocket expense for uninsured and under-insured patients Company to cover up to $300 of out-of-pocket cost at pharmacy; reducing patient cost by 50% off Mylan list price Mylan also to open pathway […]

Read. Share. Act. http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2016/08/21/why-did-mylan-hike-epipen-prices-400-because-they-could/ http://usat.ly/2bQnaHs #richardblumenthal #rosadelauro