Navigation Links
Serevent, to be examined by experts due to deaths associated with its use

Serevent, a powdered medication inhaled by asthma patients to keep their airways// open, will be a focus of an FDA Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee meeting today as it has been linked to 13 deaths related to asthmatic symptoms in patients who took the drug to avoid asthma attacks.

FDA documents released yesterday indicate that about a year ago, the agency asked Glaxo to strengthen Serevent's existing so-called black box warning, the most serious a drug label can carry. The FDA wanted the label to say that a study found a "a small but significant" risk for asthma-related deaths in all Serevent users and not just African-Americans, as previously indicated.

Although Glaxo halted its study of Serevent in 2003 after finding that it couldn't enroll enough people and that there was a slight increase in asthma-related deaths in Serevent patients compared to those taking a placebo, pulmonologist and vice president of Glaxo's respiratory medicine development center, defended Serevent, saying that the drug had actually proven to be very effective. However she suggested that Serevent patients should take it with corticosteroids and those who do not could be at increased risk for asthma attacks.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Tamiflu to be examined on clinical efficacy for WHO
2. Palmerston Nth students to be examined for Tuberculosis
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Speed up bird flu vaccine, Bush tells experts
5. Tennis elbow not new among cricketers, say experts
6. Children should eat well to do well in academics say experts!
7. IOF world congress to discuss osteoporosis: a multi group of experts to attend
8. Influenza Guidelines of Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong applauded by experts
9. Mismanagement of fractures a major concern, say experts
10. HIV/AIDS Epidemic may Strike Malaysia-experts Warn
11. Pregnant Women Must Eat Fish-experts Warn
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/26/2015)... ... 2015 , ... WorldCare International, Inc., the first company to ... Benefits Conference. The Employee Benefits Conference was hosted by the International Foundation of ... 2015. The conference was held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Oahu, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 ... ... platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s Web ... address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional well-being relationship, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, ... ... sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to ... cases MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... the perfect dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost ... dish to a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Medical ... once again for its stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office being ... Medical Solutions’ Cincinnati office was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s 13th ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging ... --> --> This ... the Japanese therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 ) ... "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies in ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> ) has announced ... Horizons and Growth Strategies in the German ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ... Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: