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Dey Pharma Commemorates 14th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week
Date:5/10/2011

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey Pharma, L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), is pleased to recognize the 14th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW), May 8-14. Created by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) in 1997, FAAW aims to educate others and raise awareness about food allergies, a medical condition which affects one in 25 Americans.(1,2) Food allergies are the most common trigger of anaphylaxis,(3) a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal within minutes.(4,5)

Heather Bresch, Mylan's President commented: "It is alarming that many people are unaware that a food allergy can potentially be a life-threatening medical condition. For some food allergy sufferers, even trace amounts of a food allergen can cause a reaction.(6) Further, even those who have food allergies may not realize that mild allergic reactions may be followed by a severe reaction after a second exposure to the same allergen.(7) Raising awareness and broadening education about the prevalence and risk of food allergies is a critical mission for Dey and Mylan and we are committed to helping people, especially children, who face daily challenges in managing their food allergies, better inform and protect themselves. That is why we are so honored to participate in FAAN's 14th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week."

The opportunity to further educate about food allergies and anaphylaxis is particularly relevant this year with the recent introduction of the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The new guidelines were developed by an expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While designed for health care professionals, the NIAID guidelines provide a number of recommendations important for
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