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2009-08-24 15:30:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) is advising that two lots of Advair Diskus(R) (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) medication were stolen on August 2 from the company's distribution facility near Richmond, Virginia. Medicine in the stolen cartons could represent a health risk because it has been removed from the legitimate supply chain and the storage conditions under which the stolen products were held are...

2009-08-19 09:00:00

The first dry powder inhalable vaccine for measles is moving toward clinical trials next year in India, where the disease still sickens millions of infants and children and kills almost 200,000 annually, according to a new report. Robert Sievers, Ph.D., who leads the team that developed the dry-powder vaccine noted that it is a perfect fit for use in back-roads areas of developing countries, which often lack clean water, sterile needles and the electricity for refrigeration that are all...

2009-08-12 10:42:11

U.S. medical scientists say they have identified an enzyme that might lead to a new and powerful therapy for most allergen-caused asthma attacks. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston said the enzyme (aldose reductase) is apparently critical to most allergen-provoked asthma attacks and that enzymatic activity can be significantly reduced by compounds that have already undergone clinical trials as treatments for complications of diabetes. The scientists said their...

2009-08-07 00:55:11

New laws in several U.S. states give children the right to self-administer medications for asthma, a health group says. Members of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics report schools are making changes to respond to new laws in Louisiana, Connecticut, Georgia and Pennsylvania that allow children to carry and use inhalers and auto-injectable epinephrine. Parents and pediatricians need to check if the students in their care are ready for this responsibility, AANMA members advise....

2009-07-22 15:35:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough today announced that a New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination of mometasone furoate and formoterol fumarate has been filed in the United States and accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Schering-Plough is seeking marketing approval from the FDA of the mometasone furoate/formoterol fumarate combination for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older....

2009-07-21 08:00:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment was granted a US Patent for its Vortex Holding Chamber, a unique, non-electrostatic, holding chamber with a one piece, dual-valve system that optimizes patient inhalation and exhalation for more efficient medication delivery with a metered dose inhaler (MDI). "While metered dose inhalers offer a quick burst of medication, there are a number of problems delivering an effective dose to patients. These include...

2009-07-10 15:01:33

Medications and lifestyle changes help manage asthma, but they will not actually cure it, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu).  "You still have airway inflammation that needs to be treated," said Dr. Nicola Hanania (http://www.bcm.edu/medicine/pulmonary/?pmid=4506), associate professor of medicine at BCM.  Asthma affects about 24 million Americans and has a higher prevalence in the inner city population, said Hanania. Treatment for asthma depends on...

2009-07-09 15:06:00

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) today announced that Schering-Plough K.K., the company's country operation in Japan, has received marketing approval for ASMANEX TWISTHALER (mometasone furoate dry powder inhaler) for the treatment of bronchial asthma in adults.(1) "We are pleased to announce the approval of the ASMANEX TWISTHALER in Japan," said Thomas P. Koestler, Ph.D., executive vice president and president, Schering-Plough...

2009-06-30 11:53:00

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In two recent COPD studies sponsored by DEY LP, PARI's LC Plus nebulizer and PRONEB compressors (Ultra and Ultra II) were used to show that nebulized formoterol fumarate (Perforomist, DEY LP, Mylan Inc.) improves pulmonary function. "We are pleased that researchers chose PARI products as the exclusive nebulizer systems for recent studies comparing maintenance treatments for COPD. Sutherland et al. used an open-label crossover design allowing...

2009-06-29 16:45:12

A clinical trial led by a U.S. hospital found growth hormone can be delivered via inhalation to children, researchers said. The five-center study of 22 patients led by Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis found that in a one-week period the inhaler safely and effectively delivered growth hormone to the bloodstream of children being treated for a deficiency in this small peptide hormone usually administered by daily injections. Dr. Emily Walvoord of the Indiana University School of...


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