FDA Approved Allergy Immunotherapy Pill

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MEDFORD, Ore. — People with allergies may soon see a new way to treat them, thanks in part to a Medford medical facility.

The FDA has approved a pill therapy to treat hay fever at home in place of allergy shots. The Allergy and Asthma Center of Southern Oregon in Medford helped develop data for the clinical trials, and say it will give more options to patients.

“It’s a great option for someone who just can’t stand the thought of a needle going into their arm. It’s also a great option for people who’s lifestyle prevents them from coming in once monthly for allergy shots,” said Dr. Kevin Parks.

So far, the FDA has approved the treatment for grass and ragweed and is expected to approve more target allergens in the next few years.