The FDA says it is focusing on multicultural youth in the hip-hop peer crowd because they are more likely to use tobacco than other youth.
asthma inhaler
Satisfaction with an inhaler was only one of several factors that predicted a positive outcome in asthma patients.
A study of more than 12,000 Finnish babies found that those who were given inhaled corticosteroids during the first 2 years of life were too short for their age.
The FDA has approved the use of ambrisentan (Letairis) in combination with tadalafil (Cialis) as up-front therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) to reduce the risk of worsening disease and improve exercise ability.
flu virus
Focus Diagnostics’ influenza and RSV molecular test has been cleared for an additional 46 influenza A and influenza B strains and seven additional RSV strains.
COPD smoking
Researchers at Harvard University have found that smokers with COPD may face nearly twice the risk of getting small cell lung cancer (SCLC) than those without the disease.
air pollution
A large study suggests breathing in tiny particles of toxic chemicals from the air could lead to an increased risk of premature death, according to HealthDay.
spiolto respimat
Boehringer Ingelheim announces that the results of OTEMTO 1 & 2 reinforce the benefits of Spiolto Respimat as first line maintenance therapy for COPD.
RSV vaccine pregnancy
According to Novavax, study data show that immunizing pregnant women with its RSV vaccine is safe and can protect infants against the virus.
Aradigm has announced the completion of patient enrollment for ORBIT-4, a clinical trial of Pulmaquin for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
There is insufficient awareness of the health risks caused by the inhalation of talc, and this lack of awareness needs to be addressed urgently, according to research presented at ERS 2015.
teva acquisition
Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced it will acquire Gecko Health Innovations, a smart inhaler company.
h7n9 influenza
A new study reveals that the reason candidate vaccines for H7N9 influenza have failed to elicit strong immune responses may be due to immune camouflage.
Keytruda (pembrolizumab, Merck & Co) was just FDA-approved to treat patients with advanced (metastatic) NSCLC with tumors that express a protein called PD-L1, according to an agency news release.
vitamin d COPD
A vitamin D deficiency may speed the progression of COPD, according to research.
child tobacco exposure
Researchers show that pre- and post-natal exposure to tobacco is associated with a risk of behavioral disorders in children.
The retired chairman and CEO of Hasbro will donate $12.5 million to Brown University to create an institute devoted to combating childhood asthma, autism, and obesity.
GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance have announced their intent to file a new drug application in Japan for Relvar Ellipta, a combination inhaler for COPD.
space study
A flu vaccination will be administered in tandem to identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly as part of NASA’s Twins Study.
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