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2008-09-24 12:00:12

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has announced that the FDA has approved ProAir HFA inhalation aerosol for use in patients as young as four years of age. Previously, ProAir HFA had been indicated for use in patients aged 12 and older. In clinical studies, ProAir HFA, the albuterol sulfate inhaler, exhibited significant bronchodilator efficacy in pediatric asthmatics aged four to 11 years. According to the company, ProAir HFA provides physicians with a treatment option to help relieve...

2008-09-09 12:00:42

Sepracor, a research-based pharmaceutical company, has announced that Alvesco HFA inhalation aerosol metered-dose inhaler is now available by prescription in the US. Alvesco HFA is a new inhaled corticosteroid indicated for maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in adult and adolescent patients 12 years of age and older. This asthma treatment is available in 80mcg/actuation and 160mcg/actuation dosage strengths. Adrian Adams, president and CEO of Sepracor, said: "Our...

2008-09-08 18:00:09

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced that ALVESCO HFA Inhalation Aerosol MDI (metered-dose inhaler) is now available by prescription in the U.S. ALVESCO HFA is a new inhaled corticosteroid indicated for maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in adult and adolescent patients 12 years of age and older. This asthma treatment is available in 80 mcg/actuation and 160 mcg/actuation dosage strengths. "We believe that ALVESCO HFA is an excellent fit with our portfolio of...

2008-09-05 12:00:09

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, September 6, PARI Respiratory Equipment will be featured on the Oxygen Network show Today's Family as part of their "Breathe Easier" series. PARI is highlighted as a leading medical device company that provides patients, such as COPD sufferers, with effective nebulizers and compressors that deliver needed medications directly to the lungs. "Our vision is to improve the lives of those affected by respiratory diseases and those who care...

2008-08-27 00:00:15

By >Leo Smith/Staff Writer This can be a stressful time for children, as they leave summer behind and head back to school. For kids with asthma, the transition can be even more challenging. According to the American Lung Association, nearly 11 percent of U.S. children starting school in the fall have asthma, a lung condition that accounts for nearly 13 million classroom days missed annually. The ALA has compiled a checklist to help parents and their children with asthma prepare for...

2008-08-19 15:01:22

MUMBAI, India and BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupin Ltd. announced today that the Company has entered into a multi-year promotion and marketing agreement for the AeroChamber Plus(R) line of products with Forest Laboratories, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA, will use its 50 person sales force to promote the product to pediatricians. AeroChamber Plus(R) is a Valved Holding Chamber (VHC) device that is used with metered dose inhalers to improve...

2008-08-06 09:00:11

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Heather Grzelka of the American Lung Association, +1- 202-715-3450, hgrzelka@lungusadc.org --Your Childs Inhaler May Soon be Unavailable at Your Local Pharmacy-- --American Lung Association Recommends Parents Take Seven Simple Steps to Ready Kids with Asthma for School-- WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 11% of children headed back to school this fall have asthma. Annually, school aged children with asthma miss just under 13 million...

2008-08-05 18:00:09

ALMOST one in five people get confused when taking their prescription medicines correctly, a survey has found. Common problems uncovered by Lloyds Pharmacy include misreading medicine labels and not understanding the instructions, leading to patients taking either the wrong dose or at the wrong time of day. Almost 1.8 million people say they have suffered an adverse reaction as a result of taking medicines wrongly. Researchers found that more than 2.7 million people admitted to...

2008-07-22 03:00:42

SkyePharma Announces Positive Results for Two European Studies for Flutiform(TM) LONDON, UK 22 July 2008 - SkyePharma PLC (LSE: SKP) today announces that its development and marketing partner Mundipharma has successfully completed two Phase III clinical studies for the European development programme for Flutiform(TM), both of which show positive results. Study FLT-3501 assessed 182 patients, suffering from mild to moderate-severe persistent and reversible...

2008-07-20 12:00:16

By Annie Getsinger, Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. Jul. 20--DECATUR -- Intent on gaining a better understanding of asthma management, participants at the Techniques and Tools of the Trade workshop visited stations where experts instructed them on medication devices and assessment tools such as metered dose inhalers, nebulizer treatments, dry powder medications and peak flow meters. More than 40 health care providers from the central region of the Illinois Asthma Partnership gathered...

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Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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