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2013-04-25 08:35:45

Marketer of EpiPen® Auto-Injector, the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector, announces additional efforts to increase anaphylaxis awareness, preparedness and access to treatment for those affected by life-threatening allergies BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), is celebrating the 25(th) anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)...

2013-04-19 17:59:57

Baylor College of Medicine researchers will lead a three-year, $4.2 million study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether drugs called beta blockers can ease airway narrowing in patients with asthma and examine potential mechanisms. Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, also will participate. "Previously, beta...

2013-04-10 23:01:04

In a continued effort to modify and diversify its offerings, the newly branded DrSmartphoneMD launched the first in a series of supplemental articles discussing topics associated with avoidance of common allergens. Tampa Florida (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 In a continued effort to modify and diversify its offerings, the newly branded DrSmartphoneMD launched the first in a series of supplemental articles discussing topics associated with avoidance of common allergens. The series is intended to...

2013-03-15 10:51:33

New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to...

2013-03-14 12:20:14

New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found...

2013-03-14 08:28:57

- Sanofi US to Donate Up to $100,000 to Patient Organizations - BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you or your loved one is at risk for anaphylaxis - a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction - you probably know the feeling of gratitude you have when someone goes the extra mile to help with allergen avoidance. Now, there is a new way to say "Thank You" to someone who has made a difference in the life of an individual at risk for anaphylaxis. Sanofi US has...

Asthma Drug Found Effective In Treatment Of Chronic Hives, Itchiness
2013-02-25 08:57:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though not the most common occurrence, researchers do sometimes discover drugs marketed for one particular disease, disorder or illness can work well in treating a totally different condition. One recent discovery was that of a popular diabetes drug that showed promise in treating ovarian cancer. Another--not so recent--discovery was of the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin that proved to be effective in helping smokers kick the habit....

2013-02-25 08:27:38

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc., a leader in interventional pulmonology, announced the first U.S. patients treated with PneumRx's Lung Volume Reduction Coils (LVRCs) for severe emphysema. Dr. Charlie Strange, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Dr. Frank Sciurba, of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, treated the first US patients in the FDA-approved RENEW Study. The RePneu® LVRC, a minimally invasive medical implant designed to treat...

2013-02-21 23:00:29

Spiro PD Personal Spirometer supports four of the five critical steps to prevent flu transmission as the epidemic continues to affect people nationwide, particularly those with chronic lung conditions. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Many healthcare professionals consider the current flu epidemic the worst in years. It has posed a severe threat to people with chronic lung conditions like asthma and COPD who are particularly...

2013-02-20 12:26:18

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Since Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), launched the EpiPen4Schools(TM) program in August 2012, thousands of schools across the country have elected to participate and redeem free EpiPen(®) or EpiPen Jr(®) (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. The program was created to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences a life-threatening...