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Peanut OIT 3.0: Rewards and Risks

In the past two years, I have written about peanut oral desensitization (i.e. OIT) during the month of July because of an annual meeting that takes in the early summer among those allergists who offer the treatment.  I have attended all three such meetings, the most recent one occurring late last month.  As we approach the FDA decisions...

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Spring Allergies: The Eyes Have It

In the 1979 film comedy ‘Being There,’ the lead character—played by Peter Sellers of Inspector Clouseau fame—is a Washington D.C. gardener who is mistakenly believed to be a wise domestic policy expert.  When he says “There will be growth in the spring,” people around him interpret it to refer to the economy instead of to what he...

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