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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) Urges Access to Technology at Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill 2012

May 8, 2012

Innovation Saves Lives

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Patients — everyday people — don’t always get a word in edgewise on Capitol Hill. But on May 10, 2012, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) – the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions – is having a conversation with Congress about healthcare at the 15th annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill (AADCH).

The day pays homage to the asthma, allergy, and anaphylaxis technologies that have revolutionized care from the family perspective. AANMA Founder and President Nancy Sander will discuss how patient access to these technologies is often needlessly restricted, and the organization will demonstrate ways to improve care while reducing costs. Visitors can take advantage of free asthma and allergy screenings, free consultations with board-certified allergists and browse hands-on displays of allergy, asthma, and anaphylaxis technologies. Visit www.aanma.org/aadch for event details. All events are open to the public.

May 10th, 2012:

  • Congressional and Press Briefing breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 2103, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

FDA’s Proposed New Paradigm

On February 28, 2012, FDA posted a “new paradigm” for public consideration – one in which routine diagnostic and treatment decisions would shift from our physicians to patients, pharmacists, and/or other technologies. AANMA testified against this at FDA’s March 22-23, 2012 public hearing. And at AADCH on May 10, AANMA Founder and President Nancy Sander explains why this move would be harmful for patients and their families.

CDC Releases New Asthma Data
CDC’s Dr. Christopher Portier, director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, discusses new findings, including an increase in asthma over the past decade among people living in the U.S.

Innovations in Technology Awards
Today’s children are the first to grow up with FDA-approved allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis medications, metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), inhaled corticosteroids, holding chambers, peak flow meters and spirometry. The Innovations in Technology Awards boost awareness that research and innovation give us options to overcome rather than suffer from chronic symptoms.

AANMA’s Ultimate Inhaler Contest
Winners announced at AADCH! People of all ages submitted their creative concepts. AANMA highlighted the finalists in the Spring issue of Allergy & Asthma Today magazine, and designs will be on display during AADCH.

  • Innovations in Technology Health Fair and FREE Allergy/Asthma Screening

Asthma remedies of yore included “anti-asthma cigarettes” and coal tar vapors! We’ve come a long way since those Dark Ages. Check out historic and innovative, award-winning devices for treating allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis. Get a FREE allergy/asthma screening, including state-of-the-art lung function tests, and talk with a board-certified allergist.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

About AANMA
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. AANMA specializes in sharing family-friendly, medically accurate information through its award-winning publications Allergy & Asthma Today magazine and The MA Report newsletter, its website at www.aanma.org and numerous community outreach programs. Follow AANMA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AANMA and Twitter at http://twitter.com/AANMA.

Contact:

    Tawana Jacobs                Sandra Fusco Walker
    Fenton Communications        Director, Patient Advocacy
    202-789-7795 or 301-325-8687 Allergy & Asthma Network
    tjacobs@fenton.com           Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
                                 703-641-9595, ext. 1524
                                 sfwalker@aanma.org

SOURCE Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics


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