Teva launches breath-activated asthma aerosol in U.S.

Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) has launched its Qvar RediHaler inhalation aerosol in the U.S., marking the first time a breath-actuated inhaled corticosteroid is available for asthma patients as a prophylactic therapy. In contrast to traditional metered-dose inhalers, Teva’s Qvar RediHaler sends medication into the user’s lungs as they inhale. This feature eliminates the need for hand-breath coordination, according to Teva. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Teva launches breath-activated asthma aerosol in U.S. appeared first on MassDevice.
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