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From the Blog


Allergy Petition — Your signature is needed!

PLEASE sign this allergy petition! Whether you take allergy shots or not, I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! Patients are in jeopardy of not being able to start or continue in their current therapy! Allergists must be able to offer this therapy to their patients. Please read further and sign the petition, IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE! You will be doing a service to many patients who depend on this treatment, including my son, husband and myself!
Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are an important treatment that has improved the quality of life for many allergy patients: reducing symptoms, decreasing medication costs, and reducing hospitalizations and trips to the emergency room.
However, new regulations threaten to make allergy shots unavailable to many patients in the United States.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is introducing new regulations that would change the procedures for mixing the allergen extracts used in immunotherapy treatments. The new requirements would make it highly unlikely that allergists would be able to continue to mix allergen extracts for their patients in the office setting. Having to use outside facilities to obtain the allergen extracts will make it very difficult or impossible for most allergists to continue offering this treatment for their patients.
How can we help?
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is circulating a petition to tell the USP that allergy patients are considered about the proposed changes impacting access to immunotherapy, and that the current regulations should remain in place. You can also submit a public comment to the USP to voice your concerns. To submit a comment, visit the USP website, scroll to the second to last paragraph, and click on the link to the submission template you must use. Download the template, write your comments under the general comments section, and email it to CompoundingSL@usp.org by January 31st.
I appreciate your involvement both personally and professionally!
Kristin Beltaos, M.A.
Consultant and MNCPD Licensed Trainer