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A new study shows a rarely-prescribed drug is easier to use and may be just as effective as treatment with inhalers.
A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers.
A British study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggests that pills marketed under brand names such as Singulair and Accolate work just as well as inhalers
NORWICH, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A rarely prescribed asthma drug is easier to use and just as effective as conventional treatment with inhalers, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Publishing tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers followed 650 patients with chronic asthma for two years.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive supply and distribution agreement with AstraZeneca in the U.S.
Federal regulators said on Friday new labels on popular asthma drugs like Merck's Singulair must highlight language about suicidal behavior, depression and anxiety seen in a small number of patients.
Following an investigation, federal health officials claim to have found no link between asthma drugs, such as Merck's Singulair and an increased risk of suicide.
Context: Acute asthma causes nearly 2 million hospital emergency department (ED) visits in the United States annually, and hospitalization after an ED visit and relapse after ED discharge are common.
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