NICE approves Palforzia for NHS use

Independent organisation NICE recommends Palforzia for NHS use in draft guidance which says the drug can be effective in inducing tolerance to peanuts and reducing the severity of allergic reactions, including potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis. Read more in Pharmaphorum here.

Life-changing’ study helps severely allergic children to build up tolerance, The Independent

Parents of children with severe allergies have hailed “life-changing” research showing it is possible to build up a tolerance to peanuts and reduce the chances of potentially fatal attacks. The Independent covers the Palisade Study and its outcomes. Click here to view the article.

Girl, severely allergic to peanuts, can now eat SEVEN safely, The Sun

The Palisade Study results are highlighted by The Sun.

Peanut allergy girl life “changed” after trial treatment, Radio 4

Radio 4 discusses the Palisade Study and the effect that it has had on one young girl’s life. Click here to listen.

Peanut allergy could be beaten by building up tolerance, Sky News

Sky News covers the year long research program where children were gradually given increasing amounts of peanut protein which saw that the children who were not normally able to tolerate exposure to even a tenth of a single peanut could eventually cope with two whole peanuts, the trial found. Click here to view the article.

Palisade Study, BBC News

BBC News covers the Palisade study and the impact it has on children who suffer with nut allergies and their families. Professor George du Toit, UK chief investigator for Palisade study, said: “The results of this ground-breaking study are very promising and suggest that we will be able to protect children who are allergic to … Continued