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Allergy Testing and Shots Under Fire

By J.M Rubin, MD The United States Pharmacopeial Convention is a non-profit organization that sets standards for the strength, quality and the purity of medicines that are manufactured and used worldwide. In the US the FDA enforces these standards. A number of years ago allergy extracts used for allergy skin testing and desensitization treatment (shots) […]

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Biphasic Reactions Not a Big Factor for Food Challenges

In the December 2015 issue of Annals of Allergy Asthma and immunology, I saw a letter written in response to an earlier article called “Epidemiological and Clinical Predictors of Biphasic Reactions in Children With Anaphylaxis”, which had somehow escaped my eagle eye. The original article said that about 15% of children experiencing anaphylaxis who went […]

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