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2011-05-06 07:32:05

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a rarely-prescribed drug is easier to use and may be just as effective as treatment with inhalers. Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is a chronic condition characterized by inflammation of the airways that leads to wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Researchers followed 650 patients with chronic asthma for two years. They found leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) were just as successful at managing the...

2011-05-05 13:01:28

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. They found that tablets called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) managed the disease equally successfully as steroid inhalers and other 'preventer' inhalers when used in...

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2011-05-05 10:25:00

Asthma sufferers are more often prescribed inhalers than pills to treat their symptoms. However, 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 and are easier for patients to manage, reports AFP. Led by Professor David Price of the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia, the study followed 650 chronic asthma patients for two years. Two sub-studies were...

2011-05-04 16:00:00

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. They found that tablets called leukotriene receptor antagonists (LTRAs) managed the disease equally successfully as steroid...

2010-11-22 15:18:00

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. to distribute the authorized generic version of AstraZeneca's Accolate® (zafirlukast). Par began shipping 10 mg and 20 mg strengths of zafirlukast tablets on Friday, November 19, 2010. According to IMS Health data, annual sales in the U.S. for Accolate are...

2009-06-15 12:56:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked manufacturers to include a precaution in the labeling of some asthma drugs called leukotriene modifiers. The federal agency said the labeling should advise patients that some neuropsychiatric events have been reported by people taking montelukast (Singulair), zafirlukast (Accolate) and zileuton (Zyflo and Zyflo CR). Leukotrienes are chemicals the body releases in response to an inflammatory stimulus, such as when a person breathes in an...

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2009-06-13 13:50:01

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, The Associated Press. The Food and Drug Administration said after 15 months of investigation that drug companies Merck & Co. Inc., AstraZeneca and Cornerstone Therapeutics would have to raise label warnings about psychiatric problems reported by a handful of patients that were prescribed the...

2009-01-14 13:27:09

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said a safety review has yet to find conclusive evidence of any link between certain asthma drugs and suicide. The agency last March announced that it was reviewing data that raised concerns about a possible association between the use of Singulair and behavior/mood changes, suicide, suicidal thinking and suicidal behavior. The FDA has urged both healthcare professionals and patients to report side effects from the use of drugs Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo,...

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2009-01-14 14:42:47

Following an investigation, federal health officials claim to have found no link between asthma drugs, such as Merck and Co. Inc.'s Singulair and an increased risk of suicide. The FDA announced on Tuesday that investigations are ongoing, but officials have discovered no link between the drugs and behavioral problems. "We have finished our analyses of all the data the companies submitted," said FDA spokeswoman Karen Riley. "But that doesn't mean we have closed the book on suicidality." In late...

2004-11-28 03:00:15

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. Objective: To evaluate the adding of therapy with zafirlukast to standardized care for patients with acute asthma in the ED and a 28- day follow-up period. Design and patients: A total of 641 patients presenting to the ED with acute asthma were randomized to receive either single-dose...


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