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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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 […]

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It’s that time of year again. Back to school is exciting but also daunting for parents of children with food allergies.  We are always seeking help for our children but sometimes overlook, or are uncomfortable asking for, a proactive and workable Section 504 plan. Children who have a physician-diagnosed life threatening food allergy qualify for […]

A Michigan State University researcher has found that a common food additive may be linked to a rise in food allergies. Source: Common additive may be why you have food allergies