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Dr. Tierce has a paper on allergy injections accepted by the prestigious Journal of Allergy- in practice

Dr. Lanier

Dr. Lanier speaks to the American College of Allergy Asthma and clinical Immunology on steroid safety in children



Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

10-29-15 It has come to our attention that Sanofi US has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) due to potential inaccurate dosage delivery.

Sanofi US is conducting this recall with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The concern is that if a patient was experiencing anaphylaxis and ended up not receiving the intended dose, there could be significant implications due to the potentially life-threatening nature of anaphylaxis.

The recall covers all Auvi-Q units currently on the market in both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. This includes lot numbers 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016.

The manufacturer is urging patients to promptly contact their healthcare provider to arrange for a prescription for an alternate epinephrine autoinjector. The manufacturer is also advising patients to contact their healthcare provider if they experience any issues that may be related to using the product.

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The benefits of canine companionship are myriad. Studies have found dog owners tend to be in better physical shape, more socially adept and have reduced levels of stress and depression. Now new research adds lowered risk for asthma to the list.

A study looked at nine different data sets that accounted for more than 1 million children—all born in Sweden between January 2001 and December 2010— and found that those who had pet dogs in the first year of life had a 15 percent lower rate of asthma than those who did not grow up with a dog in the home. The results were consistent even among children who had parents with asthma. The findings of the study—the largest to date that examines the link between pet ownership and asthma—were published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

The new research adds some ammo to those who argue for the hygiene hypothesis, which is the theory that living in an environment that is too clean promotes the risk of developing certain conditions, such as asthma..newsweek http://www\