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2013-02-20 14:37:20

The high cost of medication, stigmatization and poor acceptance of their condition are causing young adults to take a dangerous approach to managing their asthma, according to new research published today in the journal BMJ Open. In the UK 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (one in 11) and 4.3 million adults (one in 12). There were 1,131 deaths from asthma in the UK in 2009. Most asthma deaths are preventable. Despite the availability...

2013-01-03 05:00:14

Gecko Health Innovations will announce their first product, GeckoCap, at the 2013 International CES. GeckoCap is a new monitoring technology for pediatric asthma inhalers. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 Gecko Health Innovations Inc., a healthcare mobile technology company, announced today that its patent pending new solution for pediatric asthma, GeckoCap, will be unveiled at the 2013 International CES® in Las Vegas, from January 8-11, in booth #73409 at the Eureka Park startup...

2012-10-04 10:41:37

But high prescription volume and cost mean everyone needs to know how to use these devices correctly, says DTB Healthcare professionals are as bad as patients when it comes to knowing how to use inhalers prescribed for asthma and other respiratory conditions correctly, says an editorial in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). They therefore can't be relied on to teach patients how to use these devices correctly, says DTB. But as 45 million prescriptions for respiratory inhalers were...

2012-09-12 11:35:55

Asthma study may prompt review of treatment guidelines, could reduce medication costs New research has shown that the millions of people who use corticosteroids prescribed daily to control mild asthma do no better than those who use them only when symptoms occur. These findings suggest a potential new treatment option that could change international standards of care, reduce patients' pharmacy costs, limit long-term exposure to corticosteroids and enable flexibility in managing the...

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