High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist
The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication isare prohibited by law and by Craigslist policy, but this doesn't seem to deter some people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Reduced inhaler use is safe for infants with bronchiolitis
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital's standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis Quality-Improvement Project Cuts Albuterol Use in Kids With Bronchiolitis
Changes in clinical pathways and order sets can help reduce albuterol use in children with bronchiolitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can Radiolucent Foreign Bodies Be Identified?
Discussion Foreign bodies are common problems for young children particularly ages 2-4 years who will mouth many objects and aspirate or swallow them. Children will also place foreign objects in other body orifices such as ears or noses. It is also not uncommon that young girls will inadvertently have toilet paper caught in the vaginal area during hygiene. Many of these foreign bodies may work their way out naturally not causing any problems, or may come to attention later because of chronic problems such as a foul-smell or discharge. Older children may tell adults that they have placed a foreign body in an orifice and thu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is the Morbidity Rate for Smoke Inhalation?
Discussion A recent systematic review of house fires in high-income countries found that the risk factors for unintentional house fire incidents included: more children under 5 years of age, more people in the home, more males in the home, adults who are not working, low-income, household smokers, non-privately owned housing, poor condition housing. Other risk factors are not having smoke detectors, but more importantly not having a working smoke detector. Risk factors for injuries or fatalities is similar to the the risk factors for incidents but also includes people who are vulnerable such as a disabled resident, someon...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 17, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management Stocking Albuterol Inhalers at Schools Could Improve Emergency Asthma Management
Pediatricians should advocate for stocking albuterol inhalers at schools as a means of improving the management of asthma emergencies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - June 6, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- For patients with mild asthma with a low sputum eosinophil level, outcomes do not differ significantly for mometasone or tiotropium versus placebo; and budesonide-formoterol is superior to albuterol for prevention of asthma... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems Albuterol Before Tonsillectomy Protects Against Respiratory Problems
Preoperative inhaled albuterol can help protect against perioperative respiratory adverse events in young children undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, according to data from the Australian REACT trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Endo Begins Shipment of Authorized Generic Version of PROVENTIL(R) (albuterol sulfate) HFA Inhalation Aerosol in the United States
DUBLIN, April 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) announced today that one of its operating companies, Par Pharmaceutical (Par), has begun shipping an authorized generic version of Merck's PROVENTIL&r... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics Endo International, Par Pharmaceutical, PROVENTIL, albuterol sulfate (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)
Title: albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - March 26, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)
Title: albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)Category: MedicationsCreated: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair Digihaler (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Powder) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA approves Teva's digital inhaler for asthma & COPD patients
The Food and Drug Administration approved Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.'s ProAir Digihaler, a device the company describes as "the first and only digital inhaler with built-in sensors that detect when the inhaler is used and measure inhalation flow." The ProAir Digihaler was approved for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm in patients aged 4 years and older with reversible obstructive airway disease, and for prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm in patients aged 4 years and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

FDA approves Teva ’s digital COPD, asthma inhaler
Teva (NYSE:TEVA) said this week that the FDA approved its ProAir Digihaler device – a digital inhaler that uses sensors to connect to a companion mobile app for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The company’s device features built-in sensors that can measure inspiratory flow and detect when the inhaler is used. After the data is sent to a mobile app, the user can review historical data and share it with their healthcare professionals. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA approves Teva’s digital COPD, asthma inhaler appeared first...
Source: Mass Device - December 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Teva Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App FDA Approves First Digital Inhaler With Tracking App
The ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) has a sensor that connects to a companion mobile application that can monitor use.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves ProAir Digihaler (albuterol sulfate) as the First and Only Digital Inhaler with Built-In Sensors
JERUSALEM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 21, 2018--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ProAir® Digihaler™ (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) inhalation... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Digital Health Technologies Could Make a Difference
Digital technologies are already changing healthcare. Adherium’s Hailie sensor, for instance, which transforms a traditional inhaler into a smart device, is already reportedly demonstrating reductions in emergency hospital visits. Mark Jones, vice president of R&D for Adherium, will share the story behind Hailie at BIOMEDevice San Jose’s Digital Health Product Spotlight on December 6. He’ll be joined by other digital technology trailblazers Angela McIntyre, executive director of eWear (Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative); Chalisa Prarasri, CEO & co-founder...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Digital Health Source Type: news

Managing the Toxic Chemical Release that Occurs During a Crush Injury
Conclusion Remember, crush injuries are a different form of trauma that require a very different mindset and approach to patient care. Local physiologic deterioration can begin very quickly, but systemic effects aren’t seen until the external pressure on the extremity or body part is released. The presentation of crush injuries can also be very clandestine, as in automobile accidents, due to local or central sensory neurological interruption and damage. Therefore, it’s essential to insist upon earliest possible access to the patient to assess the possible/probable extent of any crush injury and prepare/monitor ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 23, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Parrish, MD, EMT-P Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

For HFpEF, Better Heart-Lung Connection with Albuterol
(MedPage Today) -- Beta-agonist linked to improved exercise hemodynamic measures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US
Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA. “This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of millions of US patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions their own sidekick for asthma and COPD,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Conclusion It’s important for prehospital providers to be able to differentiate metabolic disturbances in the setting of respiratory distress and not be fooled into thinking tachypnea always has a respiratory cause. The physical exam and adjuncts such as end-tidal capnography can assist in the prehospital diagnosis. A COPD exacerbation generally presents as diminished lung sounds, wheezing on exhalation, and a prolonged expiratory phase. Here, a patient will attempt to compensate for the inflammation and mucus accumulation associated with the destruction and narrowing of peripheral airways and a subsequent lack of av...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Deadly Respiratory Distress Mimic
Medic 534, staffed by a paramedic and EMT, is dispatched to a nursing home for a 78-year-old female in respiratory distress. On arrival, the crew finds the patient in a chair accompanied by two nurses and the administrator on call. The patient is in obvious distress showing fatigue and an increased work of breathing. She is alert to voice, but diaphoretic, lethargic, and unable to speak due to rapid, shallow breathing. A nurse is administering a nebulizer containing 3 mL of albuterol sulfate/ipratropium. A second nurse states that the patient has been in increasing distress for the last 45 minutes. The nurse also says that...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brenton Faber, PhD, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat Even the Thinnest Salami Contains Some Meat
This editorial comments on a recent study regarding differences in the utilization of albuterol for infants with bronchiolitis.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma Gene Variants Tied to Albuterol Response in Minority Kids With Asthma
A new genome-wide association study has identified variants associated with worse albuterol response in African American and Puerto Rican children with asthma.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Ventolin Accuhaler 200mcg and Seretide Accuhaler 50 microgram/250 microgram/dose inhalation powder, pre-dispensed
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued class 2 medicines recalls for Ventolin Accuhaler 200mcg and Seretide Accuhaler 50 microgram/250 microgram/dose inhalation powd (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breo vs Albuterol
Title: Breo vs AlbuterolCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Montelukast Adds Little For Elderly Asthma Patients
Montelukast for 8 weeks appeared to reduce daily symptoms scores and number of puffs of albuterol relative to placebo, but the results did not reach statistical significance. But....there are caveats. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mark L. Fuerst Tags: Asthma Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news

Combivent Respimat (Ipratropium Bromide and Albuterol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution (0.5%) (Updated - Resolved)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Appropriate Selection of Corticosteroids in Treating Asthma and COPD
You're dispatched to the scene of a residential facility for a patient with difficulty breathing. You and your partner arrive to find an elderly male on his living room couch in clear respiratory distress as indicated by tripod positioning with accessory muscle use, pursed lip breathing, and paradoxical chest wall/abdominal movements (positive Hoover sign). Initial impression of your patient reveals he has difficulty speaking due to his increased respiratory effort and explains that recently he's unable to catch his breath. He says he recently ran out of his home DuoNeb (ipratropium bromide/albuterol sulfate) treatments. F...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William Heuser, PharmD, AEMT-CC Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

GSK recalls 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. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

600,000 albuterol inhalers recalled
GlaxoSmithKline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 Ventolin HFA 200D albuterol inhalers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 7, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 7, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled By GSK
ZEBULON, N.C. (CBS) – More than 593,000 asthma inhalers in the United States have been recalled because of a problem that could cause them to deliver less medication than intended. An FDA document indicates the reason for the recall is a “defective delivery system” due to a leak in the Ventolin inhalers. Reuters reports drugmaker GSK is trying to figure out what caused the problem after an increasing number of complaints, and is pulling the inhalers from hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers. “Though the overall benefit-risk assessment for Ventolin® HFA 200D Inhaler when used at presc...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Asthma Recall Source Type: news

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 (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Drugmaker GSK recalling nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers in U.S.
(Reuters) - 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. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What is in the Differential Diagnosis of Fatigue?
Discussion Fatigue is a subjective feeling of decreased energy, tiredness or feeling of exhaustion. Lethargy is often used synonymously, but lethargy is a state of being drowsiness or sleepy, and implies mental status changes. Both can cause the person to be apathetic or less active. Fatigue is a common state that almost everyone experiences multiple times in his or her lifetime. For most people it is a relatively acute or short-term chronic problem, often with a relatively easily identifiable problem cause, such as inadequate sleep, acute illness, or overexertion. For some, it can be less readily identifiable such as dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ventolin Solution (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ventolin Syrup (Albuterol Sulfate Syrup) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AccuNeb (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Albuterol Sulfate (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

VoSpire ER (Albuterol Sulfate Extended-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pediatric Anaphylaxis Study Lacks Crucial Details
The Research Carrillo E, Hern HG, Barger J. Prehospital administration of epinephrine in pediatric anaphylaxis. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016;20(2):239–244. The Science To assess the rates of administration of epinephrine, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and albuterol to children with allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, the authors reviewed the EMS records of Contra Costa County and Alameda County in California from January 2010 to July 2011. Combined, the two counties serve a population of about 2.3 million people. Of the slightly more than 239,000 patient contacts and 13,000 pediatric transports, paramedics treated 2...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Ventolin HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 20, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Proair HFA (Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Aerosol) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news