Peanut Allergy Clinical Trial Holds Hope for Kids


Kate Stromquist writing in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports on the local hope a global clinical trial brings to Arkansas. As many as 15 million Americans have food allergies and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings allergies among children grew by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. It is known that for some children peanut allergies can be deadly. Clinical sponsor Aimmune Therapeutics ran a global, large-scale clinical trial (65 sites across 10 countries). The trial results lead some to believe the first treatment for peanut allergy could be approved by regulatory authorities. Follow the link to read Ms. Stromquist’s story, focusing on a local Arkansas child, but with positive implications for children around the world.