Navigation Links
AANMA Announces Launch of Free Web-Based Education Program for Patients Transitioning From CFC to HFA Inhalers

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) announced today that a new Web-based video geared to help people successfully manage the transition from CFC albuterol inhalers to HFA inhalers is now available at its Web site, Smart Moves to an HFA Inhaler uses technology that allows viewers to ask questions in everyday language and immediately receive a response with relevant, highly focused answers. Users can obtain valuable information about why inhalers are changing, the differences between newer and older inhalers, cost concerns and how to use new HFA inhalers.

"We created this video to help patients and their families learn more about this federal mandate, as a significant number of patients are still not aware of how to safely go about making this change," said Nancy Sander, president and founder of AANMA. "At the end of the year, inhalers are changing. These changes are mandatory, and there are important decisions to make about treatment options that require thoughtful consideration of the patient's medical history and current respiratory health status."

In less than 30 days, life-saving albuterol inhalers used by nearly 40 million patients with respiratory disorders will no longer be sold. After December 31, 2008, it will no longer be permissible to manufacture or sell albuterol inhalers in the United States that contain chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants, because they destroy the Earth's ozone layer. These inhalers have been replaced with four distinct non-CFC propelled alternatives, which contain hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellant.

While the transition has been forthcoming for some time, data from IMS Health show that an estimated 14 million CFC prescriptions have yet to be transitioned to HFA MDIs.(1) The absence of a medically responsible transition protocol leaves patients unknowingly exposed to health risks beyond their control.

Patients with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions use albuterol at the first sign of symptoms, before exercise and when experiencing breathing exacerbations. Because there are significant differences between CFC and HFA inhalers, patients and medical professionals need to have the opportunity to make the switch in a medically responsible way.

The Web module is hosted by former CNN Medical correspondent Rea Blakey, and supported by an educational grant from Sepracor.

For more information about the MDI transition, please visit AANMA's MDI Transition Web page at Patients seeking information can also call AANMA's Patient Support Center at 800-315-8056.


Founded in 1985, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is the leading national nonprofit family organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions. AANMA's core areas of expertise are education, advocacy and outreach. Call 800.878.4403 or visit

(1) IMS NPA, August 22, 2008

SOURCE Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lucas Group Announces Their Executive Recruitment Military Hiring Conference Schedule for December 2008
2. Axiom Consulting Partners Announces the Results of its Return On Sales Investment Survey
3. United American Healthcare Corporation Announces Stock Repurchase Program
4. eOn Communications Announces GSA Contract
5. Horizon Therapeutics announces 2 pivotal HZT-501 Phase 3 trials meet primary endpoints
6. USHIFU Announces First Sonablate(R) HIFU Device in India for Minimally Invasive Prostate Cancer Treatment
7. Elsevier announces the 2008 supplement of Reproductive Health Matters
8. Pascal Metrics Announces Patient Safety Culture Services Offering
9. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Announces Three Studies of Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor DU-176b Accepted for the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
10. Response Biomedical Corporation Announces Initiation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Clinical Trial
11. Mylan Announces Settlement Agreement with Novartis Related to Femara(R) First- to-File Opportunity
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 ... ... respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need ... but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department ... in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at ... Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In an effort ... holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued a pain ... Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can cause episodes ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with ... Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic ... Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" report ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to ... of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: