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Here are some useful numbers concerning allergy in Canada [read more...]
An Information Update that was issued by Health Canada on August 25, 2009 may be of interest to your membership. It concerns updated advice on the importance of allergy awareness when packing lunches for their children. The Information Update is available on the Health Canada Web site at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2009/2009_140-eng.php
The role of Scotch College in the death of a teenage boy who had a fatal allergic reaction to peanuts while on a school-run Army cadet camp should be investigated by the Victorian Coroner, a judge has said as he fined the Army $210,000 for negligence. [read more...]
We encourage you to write to the Minister of Health Services and your MLA in support of the importance of obtaining diagnosis and treatment of allergy from medical specialists who are members of the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. [read more...]
Canadian actress and Gemini award-nominee Lauren Collins has tackled some tough topics playing her Degrassi: The Next Generation character Paige Michalchuk, but her most challenging real-life role is that of a young Canadian living with a severe, life-threatening allergy. [read more...]
Milk Allergy Risk Identified in Several Brands of "Non-Dairy" Acidophilus-Containing Health Products
Health Canada is warning Canadians with milk allergies not to use several brands of unauthorized acidophilus-containing health products labelled as "non-dairy" because they contain trace amounts of milk protein from dairy ingredients used in the production process. For more information go to www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2008/2008_127-eng.php
Reported malfunctions with Twinject auto-injector pose potential health risks.
concerning the Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Enhance the Labelling of Priority Allergens in Foods.
We are very pleased that the AAIA is able to contribute such a substantial sum to food allergy research... [read more...]
EpiPen® marketer King Pharmaceuticals Canada™ teams up with WestJet to equip airline’s fleet with EpiPen® auto-injectors
Airline and EpiPen® marketer want travelers at risk of severe allergic reactions to feel better prepared. [read more...]
The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is concerned that the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler will be taking place at the peak of the tree pollen season on the West Coast. [read more...]
Steve Omischl doesn't let his serious peanut allergy ground him. [read more...]
Bill 232 The Public Schools Amendment Act (Anaphylaxis Policy) was passed by the Manitoba Legislative Assembly on October 6, 2008. This new law requires that "Each school board must develop an anaphylaxis policy to meet the needs of pupils who have diagnosed anaphylaxis." [read more...]
New treatment available in Canada for children with seasonal allergies and for adolescents and adults suffering from year round allergies
AVAMYS™ is the first intranasal steroid available in Canada indicated for the relief of allergic rhinitis and its associated symptoms affecting both the eyes and nose in adults and adolescents. [read more...]
Recognizing the difficulties many people at risk for severe, potentially fatal allergic reactions can face when preparing meals, King Pharmaceuticals Canada, distributor of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Jr. (epinephrine auto-injector), has partnered with renowned Canadian food writer Lucy Waverman to offer Canadians a selection of easy-to-prepare recipes which omit some of the more common allergens...[read more...]
To read an AAAAI and ACAAI joint statement on FDA Investigation of Singulair
(issued March 28, 2008) go to www.aaaai.org/
Patient associations launch national program to help sufferers... [read more...]