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2009-04-16 06:00:00

First Selective TLR8 Agonist to Advance for Treatment of Allergy SAN DIEGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel Toll-Like Receptor 8 (TLR8) agonists for the treatment of cancer, respiratory and inflammatory diseases, announced today that it has initiated a Phase I clinical trial of VTX-1463, a selective intranasal TLR8 agonist for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The objectives of this trial will be to...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

- TV Host Explains How Talking to a Pharmacist Helped Her Manage Her Congestion so She Can Get Back to Her Busy Schedule - WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mom, actress and allergy sufferer Alison Sweeney knows first hand how symptoms like congestion can make juggling a busy career and family life even more challenging. That's why she's teamed up with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. to launch Behind the...

2009-03-23 11:45:11

Alleviating springtime allergies begins with avoiding pollen, if possible, a U.S. doctor advises. Dr. Catherine Monteleone, a board-certified allergist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, suggests keeping car and home windows closed and, if necessary, the air conditioner on. If you have to be outside, wear sunglasses to shield your eyes from pollen and do activities later in the day, because pollen is released early, Monteleone says in a statement. When you return...

2009-03-11 11:00:00

IRVINGTON, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung and with it arrives the onset of unrelenting allergy symptoms which for many, will persist throughout the season into summer. For over 40 million Americans in search of allergy relief this season, a solution can't come fast enough. This year, experts predict pollen counts will reach all-time highs due to global warming. Fortunately, there is new hope for sufferers. Chloraseptic(R) Allergen Block and Little Allergies(R) Allergen...

2009-03-11 08:00:00

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray (FLONASE(R)) will be the first product marketed under this arrangement MASON, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories, announced today it has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK). FLONASE(R) (fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray is the first product to be marketed under this agreement. Prasco, as GSK's agent and on GSK's behalf, will solicit orders for, and distribute Fluticasone Propionate Nasal...

2009-03-02 10:58:27

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that the naturally occurring compound found in broccoli -- sulforaphane -- and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This is one of the first...

2009-03-02 07:00:00

Simple Steps Can Make a Big Difference in Managing Indoor and Outdoor Allergies ATLANTA and BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As this year's spring nasal allergy season quickly approaches, people living with nasal allergies should take steps to manage their symptoms and ward-off allergens before they hit home. To help the nation's estimated 40 million nasal allergy sufferers prepare for the spring nasal allergy season, UCB and sanofi-aventis have enlisted a team of indoor...

2009-01-27 07:00:00

Allergy Product in New Bubble Gum Flavor for Ages Two Years and Older FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., today announced the availability of Children's ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Bubble Gum Syrup, a new sugar-free, dye-free bubble gum flavor product used to treat perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as upper respiratory allergies, in children ages two years and older. Children's ZYRTEC(R) Allergy Bubble Gum Syrup...

2009-01-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritage Pharma, Inc. announced today that it has initiated a dose-ranging Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate oral viscous budesonide (OVB) for the treatment of children and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. EoE can cause difficulty in swallowing and heartburn, and in severe cases it can lead to food impaction (food getting stuck in the esophagus) and in children, a failure to thrive (poor...

2009-01-20 14:21:23

Taking one grass pollen tablet every day can alleviate hay fever and asthma in children. These are the results of a study by medical experts in the team led by Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bufe (Experimental Pneumology) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The study was carried out jointly with national colleagues and featured 253 children. Under this particular treatment, asthma symptoms declined by 64% and hay fever symptoms by 24%. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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