FDA approves drug to combat peanut allergy

KARE 11, February 3, 2020] In a groundbreaking development in the fight against food allergies, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children with peanut allergies.

Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Allina Health says the latest FDA approved drug adds an extra layer of protection for people with peanut allergies.

“It will not cure them of peanut allergy but it will hopefully prevent anaphylaxis reactions that happen with accidental exposures,” he said. “The most important thing is accidentally if you eat some peanut you will have very little risk of life-threatening reactions.”

KSTP-TV also reported on this story.

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