Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S. Drugmaker GSK Recalling Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers in U.S.

GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.News Alerts
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Annualized total medical expenditures are $ 7 billion and $ 5 billion, respectively
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
AbstractFarmers constitute a large professional group worldwide. In developed countries farms tend to become larger, with a concentration of farm operations. Animal farming has been associated with negative respiratory effects such as work-related asthma and rhinitis. However, being born and raised or working on a farm reduces the risk of atopic asthma and rhinitis later in life. A risk of chronic bronchitis and bronchial obstruction/COPD has been reported in confinement buildings and livestock farmers. This position paper reviews the literature linking exposure information to intensive animal farming and the risk of work-...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
(European Lung Foundation) Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate aerosol inhalation on flow volumes and gas exchange. Materials and Methods: 25 established patients of stabilized bronchial asthma (18 to 44 years) with history of EIA attending Allergy OPD, Medical OPD or Chest clinic were included in the present study. Patients were studied for 3 days in a week at the same time of day. Baseline spirometry was done to know test parameters, i.e. FEV1, PEFR and FEF50%. Gas exchange study during rest including minute ventilation (VE), oxygen consumption (VO2), Carbon dioxide produced per minute (VCO2), Respirator...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Dupilumab is a receptor antagonist binding to the alpha subunit of the interleukin-4 receptor. Through binding to it, dupilumab inhibits signaling of both IL-4 and IL-13, the representative Th2 biomarkers. Rec...
Source: Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
The prevalence of asthma remains high worldwide, with increasing awareness of the morbidity and mortality from asthma in low-income countries. In the UK, despite the development of biological treatments, many patients remain suboptimally controlled, and mortality rates have been static for decades. Therefore, new approaches are needed to treat asthma that are scalable at minimal cost. Exercise immunology is an expanding field, and there is growing evidence that exercise can modulate inflammatory and immune processes in asthma. Whilst exercise is encouraged in current treatment guidelines, there are no specific recommendati...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Asthma and allergy Reviews Source Type: research
This article has an online data supplement.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
A 2-year-old male, with a history significant for congenital cytomegalovirus, failure to thrive, pericardial effusion and chronic pulmonary hypertension of unknown etiology, reactive airway disease, and enteropathy with total parenteral nutrition-dependence, was initially evaluated for recurrent sinopulmonary infections and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC). Two colonoscopies revealed pan-gastrointestinal inflammation, with suspicion that his enteropathy was related to an underlying immunodeficiency.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Asthma is a heterogeneous disease with emerging phenotypes and endotypes. Currently, five distinct biologics are Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved as add-on therapy for difficult-to-control Type 2-high asthma. As allergy specialists manage a spectrum of diseases for which biologics may be appropriate, it is important to understand their prescribing patterns.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients with CRSwNP  + AS have distinct type 2-high inflammation-associated molecular signatures in nasal tissues compared to patients with CRSwNP-alone.
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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