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FDA approves groundbreaking peanut allergy drug

The FDA has approved the first-ever drug used to treat peanut allergies.

On Friday, the agency gave its approval to Palforzia, a drug that can reduce the most severe allergic reactions.

While children will still have to avoid peanut products, the drug helps reduce the dangers of accidental exposure.

About 1 million children of the U.S. are affected by peanut allergies, and 1 out of 5 of them will retain that allergy into adulthood.

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