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Emergency Epinephrine Via Syringe—an Answer to the High Cost of Autoinjectors?

By Henry Ehrlich The roll-your-own spirit has swept Seattle. Our contributor Jessica Dabler Martin sent me an article from the Seattle Times about the switch by EMTs from autoinjectors to syringes and vials of the medication. The article says: “Basically, we put together this kit that was cost-effective,” said James Duren, the professional-standards manager for […]

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Book Review–Another Person’s Poison: A History of Food Allergy

Matthew Smith Columbia University Press By Henry Ehrlich When I was writing my last book, Dr. Renata Engler said, among many wise things, that allergists had “lost connection with patient stories. Patients who don’t fit are marginalized.” And “Fifty percent of evidence-based medicine is significantly revised and/or reversed in five years. Most money goes into […]

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