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Video: ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 MCG (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) is Now Available Nationwide for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4 to 11
Date:8/19/2008

ASMANEX is the first and only once-daily inhaled corticosteroid inhaler

approved for children as young as age 4

KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced today that ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 mcg (mometasone furoate inhalation powder) is now available in pharmacies nationwide. ASMANEX is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients four years of age and older, and is the first and only once-daily inhaled corticosteroid inhaler approved for this use in children as young as 4. ASMANEX was approved for children ages 4 to 11 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2008. It is not indicated for the relief of sudden asthma symptoms or in children less than 4 years of age.

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ASMANEX provides physicians with a new treatment option to help manage children's asthma as back-to-school season approaches. Studies show that asthma attacks increase in the back-to-school months, and that asthma emergency room and hospitalization rates spike in September.(1) With asthma affecting more than one child in every 20 in the United States(2), physicians need to help parents and their children be prepared to face the obstacles of managing asthma symptoms during the new school year.

"In my practice, I see an increase in pediatric asthma patients this time of year as children return to school and become exposed to a new environment with new allergens or irritants that may aggravate their symptoms," said Kevin R. Murphy, M.D., board certifi
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