The joint lawsuit from the Academy of Allergy & Asthma in Primary Care (AAAPC) and United Allergy Services (UAS) aims to resolve allegations of anti-competitive practices among the AAAAI, ACAAI, and JCAAI, according to a news release by AAAPC.
Researchers have found the Surgeon General’s report of 1964, which first outlined the dangers of smoking and led to the development of tobacco control efforts, is responsible for adding nearly 20 years of life to eight million Americans.
A new study from the University of Michigan finds that 44 percent of adults worry that the devices will encourage kids to use tobacco products.
The new guidelines and updated disease definition are intended to help doctors confirm a diagnosis of severe asthma, and address associated factors that make it difficult to treat.
The vaccine, Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Monovalent Vaccine, Adjuvanted, is for use in people 18 years of age and older who are at increased risk of exposure to the H5N1 influenza virus.
Commentary by the organization’s president and CEO notes the ongoing quality and safety problems in healthcare, despite substantial and concentrated efforts to resolve the problem.
Several new pharmaceuticals are being developed for the treatment of COPD and asthma. Respiratory therapists need to be aware of these drugs to continue offering the best patient care.
In the last 5 months, 20 U.S. states have passed legislation requiring newborn screenings for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using pulse oximetry, an inexpensive test effective at saving lives.
The Affordable Care Act’s employer health insurance mandate will not be enforced until 2015, according to the Treasury Department. The law had required all businesses with 50 or more employees to provide employer health insurance beginning in 2014.
The recall was issued following complaints of "cuff leak" or "cuff deflation" occurring when the inflation valve cap is inappropriately removed, requiring the physician to re-inflate or replace the deflated tube to ensure continued breathing support.