Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

by slashallergies

Vertex to put allergy warning on drug Incivek’s label
It has now been ordered by the FDA that Vertex has to put the strictest warnings of the FDA to gain attention of people, who buy the drug. The warning in a black box will warn people about the possibility of skin rashes due to the drug.

World Allergy Organization’s official journal to become open access
BioMed Central, the open access publisher, is pleased to announce the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAO Journal), the official journal of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), is moving to BioMed Central’s open access publishing platform to join our growing open access allergy portfolio. The prevalence of allergy and its impact on society continues to rise, therefore access to allergy research is paramount in order to achieve sustainable results towards future prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The growth of interest into allergic diseases is reflected in BioMed Central’s collection of allergy journals and the transition by the WAO to open access.

Atopy patch tests predict oral tolerance in children with milk allergy
Results from an Italian study show that atopy patch tests (APTs) could predict oral tolerance in children with gastrointestinal symptoms related to non-IgE-mediated cow’s milk allergy. Cow’s milk allergy is the most common food allergy in childhood, explain Roberto Canani (University of Naples) and co-investigators. Oral food challenge (OFC) is traditionally used to confirm a diagnosis of cow’s milk allergy, but the possible use of APTs for predicting the occurrence of oral tolerance is unknown.

via /Allergies: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012