For School Nurses: FDA Approves Treatment Drug for Peanut Allergy
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Kids who live with peanut allergies, which can have consequences ranging from annoying to fatal, now have an approved form of pharmaceutical relief, the FDA announced Friday night.
Palforzia Allergen Powder by Aimmune Therapeutics is designed to limit the damage done when children from 4 to 17 years old with allergies get accidentally exposed to peanuts.
Note the “accidentally exposed.” Kids with peanut allergies can’t start scarfing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Peanuts should still remain a no-no, the FDA warns.
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