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Woman using an EpiPen Epinephrine injector into her legAllergiesTerry Graedon - July 23, 2019
Woman using an EpiPen Epinephrine injector into her legAllergiesJoe Graedon - May 17, 2018
angioedema, choking, man sticks out his tongue while coughingAnaphylaxisJoe Graedon - September 9, 2021 - 149 comments

Lisinopril Side Effects Can Be Life Threatening: Beware Angioedema and ACE Inhibitors!

Lisinopril and other ACE inhibitors can cause a serious complication: angioedema. The face and neck swelling of angioedema could result in death.

Joe Graedon - May 8, 2017

High Drug Prices Shielded by Soaring Lobbying Budgets

Joe Graedon - October 3, 2016

How Can Orphan Drugs Be So Outrageously Expensive?

Joe Graedon - August 25, 2016

EpiPen Price Increase Outrages Americans

Terry Graedon - August 4, 2014

Could a Yellow Jacket Sting Be Lethal?

Terry Graedon - July 14, 2014

Life-Threatening Allergy to Meat Is Triggered by Tick Bites

AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - May 28, 2012

Sting Shots Could Save a Life

AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - May 14, 2012

Bee-Ware Yellow Jacket Allergy

Yellow jacket allergy can be life threatening.

a bottle of PredniSONE 1mg, short-term steroid use, prednisone side effects
AllergiesJoe Graedon - April 8, 2012

Prednisone Side Effects: Deal With The Devil?

Prednisone is a valuable medication for many serious conditions, but prednisone side effects can be serious, including sepsis and psychological reactions.

cutting up a mango
AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - January 30, 2012

Mango Skin Allergy Mimics Poison Ivy

Some people have a mango skin allergy that results in an itchy rash similar to poison ivy. That is because mango skin contains urushiol, the offending agent.

AnaphylaxisTerry Graedon - August 15, 2011

Wasp Sting Was Nearly Fatal

Wasp sting was nearly fatal and requires future actions to prevent anaphylactic reaction.