dry powder inhaler
Teva Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from Phase III trials that tested the safety and efficacy of multi dose dry power inhalers in adolescent and adult patients with asthma.
Medtronic has acquired Aircraft Medical, a Scotland-based medical device company that develops video laryngoscopes.
Opdivo - nivolumab
According to the findings of a recent study, there is an indication of major added benefit of nivolumab over the appropriate comparator therapy for under-75-year-olds with NSCLC.
COPD app
Aeri Health and the Lung Association have announced a partnership as well as the launch of a mobile app called the Aeri COPD app.
airflusal forspiro
Sandoz, a Novartis company, has announced the launch of AirFluSal Forspiro in the UK, an inhaler for patients with COPD and/or asthma.
The FDA is adding a new indication to anthrax vaccine BioThrax, first approved in 1970, to prevent anthrax after suspected or confirmed exposure to Bacillus anthracis in individuals age 18 to 65.
flu vaccine
Researchers identified 33 cases of anaphylaxis triggered by vaccines after more than 25.1 million vaccine-administered doses -- a calculated anaphylaxis rate of 1.31 per 1 million vaccine doses.
brain study
Children with allergic rhinitis demonstrated elevated risk for migraines, with the highest risk within 1 year of allergic rhinitis diagnosis, according to study results.
Dabigatran (Pradaxa) has received FDA approval for prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients undergoing hip replacement surgery.
A commentary published by details the steps and knowledge that emergency medical service leaders should know about the use of capnography.
Early Sense 2.0 monitoring system
EarlySense has signed a co-marketing agreement with Herman Miller-Nemschoff to offer healthcare furniture pre-enabled to accept EarlySense contact-free sensor-based monitoring.
Chile Declares First Environmental Emergency Since 1999 Over Air Pollution
According to a Reuters news report, a European study suggests that exposure to air pollution early in life may contribute to the development of asthma in childhood and adolescence.
anti smoking program
An anti-smoking program is targeting American Indians, individuals with mental health issues, and the LGBT community, which all have high rates of tobacco use.
CF research
A new study published in the Journal of Inflammation shows that the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) plays an important role in regulating intestinal inflammatory responses.
e-cig liquid
Approximately 50% of youth reported seeing an e-cigarette ad on television, where traditional cigarette advertising has been banned since 1971.
Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the number or severity of colds in asthma patients, according to a new study published online in the American Thoracic Society’s AJRCCM journal.
Pfizer to buy Allergan in $160 billion deal
Pfizer Inc, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan Plc in a transaction valued at about $160 billion.
Inhaled corticosteroids are overused in patients who probably could be managed with long-acting bronchodilators alone, according to a commentary by NEJM's Journal Watch.
How Do You Keep Vaccines Cool? Try Spacecraft Insulation
A storage device call the Arktek cooler uses vacuum thermal insulation technology (used to protect spacecraft from temperature extremes) in order to refrigerate vaccines for transport to remote locations.
A new prevention technology reduces apneic events and improves critical clinical parameters in preterm infants.