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MAY 2014 UPDATE ON SUB-LINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY (SLIT)

May 16, 2014

The FDA has recently approved 3 products for use as SLIT in the US market. 2 products treat grass pollen allergy: Oralair (Stallergenes/Greer) and Grastek (ALK/Merck). 1 product treats ragweed allergy: Ragwitek (Merck). As mentioned in the last AAC blog post, SLIT for grass is relevant in the Rogue Valley whereas SLIT for ragweed is not (based on our local aerobiology). Treatment for grass pollen allergy with SLIT is best accomplished by beginning treatment at least 3 months prior to the onset of grass season. We typically see grass pollen on the Rotorod sampler at our Medford office in early...

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