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Plea to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine Now

AAFA Community Services ·
Manufacturing and insurance issues have made it hard for many members of our community to fill their prescriptions for epinephrine auto-injectors in recent months. But the drug epinephrine itself is not in short supply. This has become a serious concern for families of children with life-threatening food allergies. When families who manage food allergies are in fear for their children's lives because they can't get the medicine they need, our system is broken.
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Noemi ·
I just picked up on August 28, an epi pen from Kaiser Permanente and received only one injector!
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Melissa G ·
Oh no Noemi! Are you able to get another one, or another set?
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Re: Plea to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine Now

Melissa G ·
Is it because of the unavailability or your insurance?
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Re: Plea to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine Now

Melissa G ·
Noemi, have you been able to get another epi-pen?
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Melissa G ·
@Noemi , have you been able to get another epi-pen?
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Re: AAFA Meets With DOT to Advocate for Equal Rights for People With Asthma and Allergies on Planes

Shea ·
❤❤❤ Thank you so much! ❤❤❤
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AAFA Meets With DOT to Advocate for Equal Rights for People With Asthma and Allergies on Planes

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) met with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). We spoke with members of their Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings and Consumer Protection Division on behalf of people with asthma and allergies. We shared how critical it is that people with asthma and allergies who have to be on planes with emotional support animals have equal rights.
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Dawn Graziano ·
I cannot thank you enough. This is what I have been waiting for. This is why I joined AAFA and became an advocate. Please advise the outcome of the meeting and if there are any follow up meetings scheduled.
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Melanie Carver ·
Hi @Dawn Graziano , There will be a public comment meeting sometime this fall (date has not been announced). We are preparing for our submission. We will be sharing a survey with our members soon - the information we collect will be shared with DOT. Additionally, we are meeting with the airline industry directly as well. We will keep everyone updated!
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805Native ·
Wow, I was quite surprised and over joyed to have an advocate for those of us who have allergic asthma triggered by dog and other pet dander. Traveling has become quite difficult the last several years due to the direct contact with allergens that trigger sinus infections and asthma. Thank you so much.
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Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA, 805Native! How long have you been dealing with allergies and asthma?
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Dawn Graziano ·
Hello to my fellow advocates and sufferers. Let's keep this conversation going. I have been unable to travel by air for the last 4 years due to airline polices regarding service animals and emotional support pets. We must be considered and or rights protected as well. Let's keep the conversation going and hear from more of you that have been affected. Let On Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 3:26 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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805Native ·
Thank you, I have been dealing with allergies for a few decades and was diagnosed with asthma about 15 years ago. My allergy/asthma condition has gotten progressively worse the last 10 years.
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805Native ·
Me too, been unable to fly from the west coast to the east coast since I had a terrible allergy/asthma attack on a plane flight in 2011. The attack was triggered by a dog (dander) in the cabin that was near the on board restroom I has to use.
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