Experimental peanut-allergy drug could protect kids and help save lives

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Experimental new peanut allergy drug could save lives

A new experimental drug could change the lives of kids and teens with severe peanut allergies.

A California company is testing to see if a new drug could allow kids with allergies to eat small amounts of peanuts without suffering a serious reaction.

Researchers say it doesn't cure the allergy, but increases a patient's tolerance.

The drug has some side effects, and has not been been approved for use.

One in 50 American children is allergic to peanuts.

This discovery could lead to a new oral medication that could be in high demand. Currently peanut allergy sufferers carry emergency epinephrine shots, which can be costly, in case of an accidental exposure.
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