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2008-06-22 09:00:30

By Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune Jun. 22--Joseph Leija is a soft-spoken 78-year-old allergist who has been practicing medicine for 50 years. But when he makes his way to the rooftop of a suburban medical building, he becomes something more: Dr. Pollen. Leija is the sole provider of official pollen counts in Illinois, a critical role considering that an estimated 60 million people are suffering from allergies in the U.S. And that number is growing. An assortment of news outlets,...

2008-06-17 12:00:09

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- - First World Allergy Report Calls for Urgent Worldwide Collaboration to Tackle Global Increase in Allergies and Allergic Diseases The World Allergy Organization (WAO) will publish its first Report on the extent of allergy and chronic respiratory diseases worldwide on the 18 June 2008 and has called for immediate collaboration to tackle the current escalation in allergy cases. In the last 20-30 years, the prevalence of allergic diseases has...

2008-06-02 15:01:11

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca Pharmacal, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to market its generic version of Pamlab's Palgic(R) 4mg Tablet (Carbinoxamine Maleate 4 mg Tablet). The Company plans to launch its product immediately. Carbinoxamine Maleate 4mg Tablet is indicated to treat seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic...

2008-04-22 09:01:16

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) announced today the launch of "My Allergies in America" (www.myallergiesinamerica.com), a comprehensive resource for physicians and consumers based on the two-part, landmark "Allergies in America" survey of adults, adolescents and children with allergic rhinitis. The survey, endorsed by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), showed that allergies, which affect about 40 million people in the United States, including up to 40 percent...

2008-04-17 09:01:53

Sepracor Inc. (Nasdaq: SEPR) today announced that OMNARIS™ (ciclesonide) Nasal Spray is now available by prescription in pharmacies nationwide. OMNARIS Nasal Spray is indicated for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 6 years of age and older, and with perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. "We believe that OMNARIS Nasal Spray is a strategically seamless fit with our proprietary...

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2008-03-17 06:05:00

She's quite the social butterfly, but Lynn Stockmaster says that when seasonal allergies strike, time with her husband and friends, and even her dog, is sometimes usurped by a soft couch, a bottle of Benadryl and a box of tissues. "Being congested all the time makes me feel more tired and grumpy," says Stockmaster, 43, a telecommunications project manager from Rochester, N.Y. "Lack of oxygen? Breathing through my mouth? It's just kind of unattractive and irritating. I am definitely less...

2007-10-23 06:00:18

By Storms, William Yawn, Barbara; Fromer, Leonard Key words: Congestion - Nasal obstruction - Nasal polyposis - Rhinitis - Rhinosinusitis - Sleep ABSTRACT Background: Patients with inflammatory disorders of the upper airways, such as allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, and nasal polyposis, often have significant sleep disturbances. Poor sleep can lead to fatigue, daytime somnolence, impaired daytime functioning as reflected in lower levels of productivity at work or school, and a reduced...

2007-09-12 15:00:50

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the millions of Texans who suffers through the misery of fall allergies, hold on to your handkerchief: Allergy researchers at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas say the upcoming ragweed season could be the worst in decades. "The unusually wet weather this summer means ragweed plants are big and healthy, and that's bad news for lots of people," said Gary Gross, MD, an allergist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. "Ragweed tends to be...

2006-08-28 12:50:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many people with nasal allergies suffer from migraine headaches as well, new research indicates. This suggests that the compound that causes allergy misery -- histamine -- may also be involved in triggering migraines. In a study of nearly 300 children and adults, researchers found that 34 percent of those with allergic rhinitis -- better known as hay fever -- also had symptoms that met the diagnostic criteria for migraine. That compared with only 4 percent of study...

2006-07-25 11:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nasal irrigation, a traditional therapy that has been shown to help people with chronic sinus problems, can be easily learned with a 30-minute group training session, a new study shows. Patients in the study also reported a sense of "empowerment" because they could use and adjust the technique effectively on their own rather than requiring multiple doctor visits and prescriptions, Dr. David Rabago of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and colleagues report....