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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...

2006-03-17 13:24:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take decongestants during pregnancy don't appear to risk having poor outcomes or to be putting their baby at risk for birth defects, a Swedish team reports. A runny nose during pregnancy -- so-called pregnancy rhinitis -- "is a rather common complaint." Dr. Bengt A. J. Kallen, of the University of Lund, and colleagues write in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. There has been some concern that treating the problem with...

2006-01-09 17:03:48

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Over-the-counter cough medicines do little good and may harm children, U.S. experts said in new guidelines released on Monday. Adults are better off using older nonprescription antihistamines and decongestants to stop the flow of mucus that causes the cough, the American College of Chest Physicians said in its guidelines. "Cough is the number one reason why patients seek medical attention," Dr. Richard Irwin of...