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2008-07-16 09:00:15

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the positive results from a Phase 2 study evaluating the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of MAP0004 in adult asthmatics were published in the July issue of Current Medical Research and Opinion. MAP Pharmaceuticals is developing MAP0004, an orally inhaled and self-administered therapy, as a potential treatment for migraine. The study results, which were first announced last year,...

2008-06-17 03:00:38

By Karen Shideler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jun. 17--When Andrea McClellan of Wichita switched asthma inhalers earlier this year, she felt as if the new one didn't work. It's a common complaint, say Wichita pharmacist Liz Hicks and Hutchinson allergist Teri Lower, who have heard from scores of patients. The problem: Inhaler manufacturers are switching the propellant used to push albuterol into patients' lungs. The change makes the inhalers work differently, taste different and cost...

2007-11-13 06:00:18

By Molimard, Mathieu Till, Denise; Stenglein, Stephan; Singh, Dilraj; Krummen, Markus Key words: Aerolizer - Asthma - COPD - Dry-powder inhaler - Foradil - Formoterol ABSTRACT Background: Since the long-acting beta^sub 2^-agonist bronchodilator, formoterol, first became available for the treatment of subjects with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), generic forms of this agent have been launched in a variety of devices. It is timely to review the characteristics of the...

2007-10-08 09:00:09

Critical Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX) today announced that the Company has commercially launched Perforomist™ (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution (Perforomist) with its marketing partner, Dey, L.P. (DEY), a subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL). Perforomist™ Inhalation Solution is indicated for long-term, twice-daily maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)....

2007-09-27 12:00:11

The 340B Prime Vendor Program (PVP), managed by Apexus Inc., announced today that SYMBICORT(R) (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate) pressurized metered dose inhaler (pMDI) is now available to PVP participants for the long-term maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. Effective Aug. 1, 2007, AstraZeneca is providing SYMBICORT to 340B Prime Vendor Program participants through the PVP, which provides low-cost drugs to clinics, hospitals and programs for...

2007-06-11 09:00:10

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline announced today the nationwide availability of two formulations of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) with a dose counter -- Flovent(R) HFA 44 mcg (fluticasone propionate 44 mcg inhalation aerosol) and Flovent(R) Diskus(R) 50 mcg (fluticasone propionate inhalation powder) -- for children ages four and older with mild, persistent asthma. The new dose counter feature on these products will provide parents and children with an...

2007-06-10 06:00:11

By Doull, Iolo Price, David; Thomas, Mike; Hawkins, Neil; Et al Key words: Asthma - Cost-effectiveness - Fluticasone/salmeterol - Quality of life ABSTRACT Objective: To determine where in the treatment steps recommended by the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (BTS/SIGN) Asthma Guideline it is cost-effective to use salmeterol xinafoate/fluticasone propionate combination inhaler (SFC) (Seretide*) compared with other inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)...

2006-07-31 13:00:00

NEW YORK -- Because asthma inhalers do not include dose counters, asthma sufferers may unknowingly run out of their rescue medication, experts warn in a new report. They call for manufacturers of pressurized metered-dose inhalers, or pMDIs, to include dose counters as a standard feature. These devices are the cornerstone of asthma treatment. They contain a specified number of doses of medication. But after an asthma sufferer has used up the potentially lifesaving medication, pMDI canisters...

2006-06-05 15:00:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people with mild asthma, exercises that focus on shallow breathing through the nose, as well as non-specific upper body exercises, can reduce the need to use a bronchodilator inhaler, according to a new report. Many people with asthma rely on puffs of a short-acting beta-2 agonist, such as albuterol, to relieve breathing difficulties. Also, "breathing techniques are among the most popular complementary medicine modalities used by people with asthma,"...

2006-01-06 15:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a small study of patients with nighttime asthma, a nonprescription inhaler containing epinephrine was nearly as effective as a prescription inhaler dispensing albuterol in terminating an acute asthma flare-up. It is widely believed that nonprescription epinephrine inhalers are less effective and have more adverse effects on the heart than prescription drugs like albuterol, Dr. Leslie Hendeles and colleagues write in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and...


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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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