The USP (United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is proposing new regulations that would make it nearly impossible for allergists to continue to administer immunotherapy (IT) for patients. We have over 100 years of research that show that IT is safe and works extremely well. We have countless patients who depend on it for the relief that they so desperately need for their allergies, asthma, and sinus disease.
Allergists across the country safely provide IT with no known risk of infection. The proposed regulations are aimed at reducing the risk of infection, – but, when it comes to IT, there is NO NEED to reduce the already absent risk of infection. The proposed guidelines would only serve to make it nearly impossible for allergists to continue to provide IT by shortening expiration dates and requiring rigorous and unnecessary mixing procedures. The cost of IT would skyrocket, and patients would experience more reactions, actually making it LESS safe than before! These are regulations at their worst. We at ENT and Allergy specialists are actively fighting these proposals so that our patients can continue to get the treatment they desperately need, and you can help!
Please sign the petition here and pass it along to family and friends!