Tag Archives: Asthma

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala cuts severe asthma attacks in ‘reassuring’ interim real-world data

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala is facing an uphill climb in its battle for supremacy in severe asthma. On the hunt for a leg up, GSK is looking to real-world studies for a competitive advantage in Nucala’s sole indication—and it may have just scored one. After 12 months of use, Nucala cut severe eosinophilic asthma attacks by 69%… Read More »

Asthma Myths That Can Hurt You

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 — Even though asthma is common in the United States, there are many misconceptions about the respiratory disease, an allergy/immunology expert says. “Asthma is a serious condition that affects more than 26 million Americans — more than 8% of the population,” Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy,… Read More »

Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more likely to have suffered an asthma… Read More »

Asthma More Prevalent in Obese and Overweight Kids

An estimated 6.1 million children suffer from asthma, making the respiratory illness the most common chronic condition among kids, according to the American Lung Association. Now, new findings published in the journal Pediatrics suggest that overweight and obese youngsters face a higher risk of developing asthma compared with their healthy-sized counterparts, reports DukeHealth. For the… Read More »

How bacteria and breastmilk could be our best allies against allergy and asthma

Credit: University of Manitoba There’s a photo of a bright-eyed baby in a knitted owl toque. Another shows a toddler plunked down between Halloween pumpkins. And then there’s the awkward smiles of the first school portraits. The images posted to the walls of the lab at the Manitoba site of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal… Read More »

FDA Approves Newly Formulated OTC Primatene Mist (epinephrine) to Treat Mild Asthma

Print this page RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMPH) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of its New Drug Application (NDA) for Primatene Mist (epinephrine inhalation aerosol bronchodilator suspension), which is delivered by a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a non-chlorofluorocarbon… Read More »

Husband demands answers after his wife, 34, died of asthma attack outside locked ER doors

‘They killed her’: Husband demands answers after his wife, 34, died of a treatable asthma attack outside locked ER doors Laura Levis was 34 when she died of cardiac arrest after an asthma attack  She had walked to CHA Somerville Hospital  The first door she tried was locked and she collapsed before getting to the… Read More »