Opioid Use Disorder

In 2018, 2 million people were diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD)

130 individuals are dying daily from opioid overdose

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the gold standard of care to manage OUD

Individuals in MAT have decreased rates of overdose and death

There are 3 FDA approved medications to treat OUD: buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine can be taken sublingually, under the tongue or in the cheek daily in the form of a pill or film

Buprenorphine is also available as a long-acting injection you receive every 4 weeks

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is a long-acting medication that is injected once every 4 weeks

Allergies

1 in 5 people have either allergy or asthma symptoms*

55% of the U.S. population test positive to one or more allergens*

Ragweed pollen season has increased by 4 weeks in the last 10-15 years*

Odds that a child with 2 allergic parents will develop allergies: 70%

8.4% of U.S. children under the age of 18 suffer from hay fever, 10% from respiratory allergies, 5.4% from food allergies and 11.6% from skin allergies*

1 out of 3 people with chronic allergy-like symptoms: runny nose, congestion, & cough, actually have non-allergic rhinitis instead.

Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion*

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year*

Allergic rhinitis causes sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes, itching of the eyes, nose or roof of the mouth

Seasonal allergies can occur in any season and are usually caused by sensitivity to pollens from trees, grasses, weeds or airborne mold spores

Perennial allergy symptoms occur year round and can be caused by sensitivity to house and dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches and or mold spores

  • Immunotherapy is covered by most insurance plans
  • Immunotherapy serum is produced by extracts approved by the FDA
  • Immunotherapy has been practiced for over 100 years
  • Immunotherapy involves weekly injections initially then decreases to once per month
  • Immunotherapy is the only treatment option for allergies with disease-modifying potential
  • Immunotherapy can result in near complete result of symptoms
  • Immunotherapy is one of the most effective means of treating allergies and asthma

References: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. (2016). Allergy facts. Retrieved from http://acaai.org/news/facts-statistics/allergies

WebMD. (2015). Allergy statistics and facts. Retrieved from https://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-statistics