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2011-10-28 13:58:00

Groups Say Congress Should Issue Vouchers to Assist with Transition from Epinephrine Inhalers, Monitor Patient Safety WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New legislation from U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) and an amendment by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) seek to allow epinephrine inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants to stay on the market, rather than being removed as agreed to in an international treaty ratified by all U.N.-recognized nations. Allergy...

2011-09-22 08:03:00

Users of Primatene Mist will need a prescription product to treat their asthma SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says users of epinephrine inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) should plan now to get a prescription for a replacement product because these inhalers will not be made or sold after Dec. 31, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Epinephrine inhalers, marketed by Armstrong...

2011-08-24 07:00:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dey Pharma, L.P., a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), today announced that Dey will exclusively offer the EpiPen 2-Pak® and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector 0.3/0.15 mg, to encourage physicians and patients to follow recommendations by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). While there is no safety issue with the EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr...

2011-08-16 16:09:00

State's new law allows schools to keep and use auto-injectable epinephrine for students who suffer severe allergic reactions WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois took a definitive step forward yesterday in helping protect students as Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which lets schools stock and use life-saving epinephrine for students who experience severe allergic reactions. Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of...

2011-08-01 10:33:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelliject, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for a novel epinephrine auto-injector, e-cue(TM), for emergency treatment of allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. The tentative approval of e-cue(TM) following a first cycle, 10-month review by the FDA provides validation of Intelliject's vision of developing patient-centric products...

2011-07-26 14:03:12

A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrest Adrenaline has kept its place in cardiac arrest guidelines despite limited evidence for or against its use. The PACA (Placebo versus Adrenaline versus Cardiac Arrest) study by Jacobs and colleagues, soon to be published in Resuscitation, the official journal of the European Resuscitation Council, provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of...

2011-06-06 08:01:00

HALLANDALE, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adrenalina, a growing extreme sports and adventure-themed lifestyle brand, today announced the initial four-city launch of the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon World Tour. The first skateboard event of its kind, designed to promote health and fitness, and the action sports lifestyle, the 26.2-mile longboard race will debut on Governors Island in New York City on July 30, followed by events in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico (August 28) and Plano,...

2011-05-11 12:11:49

Giving low-dose adrenaline to patients who have been bitten by a poisonous snake before treatment with the appropriate antivenom is safe and reduces the risk of acute severe reactions to the treatment, but giving promethazine has no such effect and giving hydrocortisone may actually be harmful. These findings from a study led by Asita De Silva from the Clinical Trials Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya in Ragama, Sri Lanka, are important because in some countries where snake...

2011-05-10 06:30:00

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...

2011-01-12 18:16:42

Discovery means breakthrough for the development of new drugs based on GPCR's Adrenaline, the hormone that prepares our body to fight or flight, acts on a hyperdynamic receptor. This molecule switches so fast between several positions, that it was impossible to image it. Until now. Scientists, including Jan Steyaert of VIB and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, and colleagues from Stanford University in the US, have "frozen the molecule in action" using...