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PARI Pharma Receives 2nd ODD From EMEA; Moves Inhaled Tobramycin - eFlow Technology Program Forward

MUNICH and MONTEREY, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PARI Pharma GmbH received an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) by the European Commission based on a positive recommendation by the EMEA for inhaled PARI Tobramycin 100 delivered via a customized Investigational eFlow Nebulizer System. This is the se...

Cleanose Personal Air Filters Offer Added Protection From Inhaled Viruses/ Swine Flu/ H1N1 and Other Inhaled Dangers

As citizens search to protect themselves from the swine flu virus, one of the best protections may actually be right under our nose. Bringing help to the airlines and general public during this crisis New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) May 2, 2009 -- With the world facing the ...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Extends Action Date for Inhaled Treprostinil (Tyvaso) New Drug Application by Three Months

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require additional time to complete its review of the New Drug Application (NDA) for Tyvaso(TM) (inhaled treprostinil). In...

UNC, Harvard develop inhaled TB vaccine

CHAPEL HILL A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is easier to administer and store and just as effective as one commonly used worldwide. Scientists at the UNC School of Pharmacy led by Tony Hickey, Ph.D., vetted a dry powder vaccine ...

Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia

Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are increasingly being prescribed inhaled corticosteroids to control exacerbations of the disease , but a new study finds that the anti-inflammatory drugs increase the chances that these patients will be hospitalized for pneumonia. In ...

Use of Inhaled Steroids on Daily Basis may Not Control Childhood Asthma

A doctor at Childrens Hospital in Boston suggests that daily use of inhaled steroids may not be enough to control asthma in some children. Dr. Gregory Sawicki insists that a study of 914 children with mild to moderate asthma has shown that over a period of one-year, children who used inha...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

Among a group of mostly older male veterans suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an illness that offers a greater// susceptibility to lung cancer, researchers found that regular use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) lowered the risk of developing lung cancer. D...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

Among a group of mostly older male veterans suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),// an illness that offers a greater susceptibility to lung cancer, researchers found that regular use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) lowered the risk of developing lung cancer. T...

"Beach to Bedside" Study Focuses on Effects of Inhaled Toxins

Researchers at University of North Carolina Wilmington announce the continuation of funding to study the effects of inhaled Florida red tide brevetoxins and ultimately// yield treatments. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded UNCW the five-year $7.53 million competitive re...

Three Compounders Receive Warning against Selling Inhaled Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned three pharmacy compounders to stop selling unapproved inhaled drugs, on Thursday.// The FDA sent warning letters to Reliant Pharmacy Services, RoTech Healthcare, and CCS Medical instructing these companies to halt the manufacture and distribution...

Nano-sized inhaled particles traverse quickly from nose to brain

To understand the health implication when tiny particles in the air is inhaled, University of Rochester Medical Center scientists demonstrated that when rats inhale// , nano-sized particles quickly traverse the pathway and make it to many regions in the brain. This study is published in the August ...

NICE Setback Rules for Pfizer's Inhaled Insulin

Diabetics with needle phobia and patients with severe problems in injection sites get benefited from Pfizer’s Exubera, an inhaled insulin product (short-acting, powder form of insulin) //– said The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Britain's watchdog. A suggestion ha...

Pfizer vouches safety of long-term inhaled insulin.

Los Angeles: Pfizer has indicated that recent clinical trials of inhaled insulin has received the approval from the drug regulators and is found to be useful in regulating blood sugar levels spanning a 2 year period. // This product, named Exubera, is slated to be introduced into the United St...

High Cost Forces NHS To Reject Inhaled Insulin

Exubera, a new form of insulin that could revolutionize diabetic treatment has been rejected by the NHS on account of high cost. // The drug can be inhaled and provides an ideal alternative to the daily insulin injections taken by numerous diabetics, worldwide. Patients with both Type 1 and T...

Adrenal Suppression not predicted by inhaled corticosteroids

It is proved beyond doubt that asthma is affected beneficially by long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in childhood//. Although there is a lot of side affects that are associated with it. Which include adrenal suppression and growth deceleration; continue to be of concern to...

HIIP- A Novel Inhaled Insulin Delivery System As An Alternative To Injectable Insulin Therapy

The disease burden of diabetes continues to grow and currently affects more that 18 million Americans and their families. These data emphasize a need for alternative diabetes therapies with earlier more physiologic use of insulin.// The delivery of insulin by the lung may provide an attractive ...

New Drug Exubera (Oral Inhaled Insulin) To Be Monitored By Pfizer

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The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

Previous studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience.// However, results from a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington show otherwise. Researchers studied more than 2,650 patients with COP...

The Effectiveness Of Inhaled Corticosteroids Studied

Previous studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids can reduce the mortality rate and number of exacerbations COPD patients experience.// However, results from a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington show otherwise. Researchers studied more than 2,650 patients with COP...

Tentative inhaled steroids is worse for lung patients

According to a new study, patients with lung disease suffered more complications if they tried doing without inhaled steroids. Researchers in Texas studied a group of 200 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).// All received a high dose of inhaled steroids, to manage their cond...

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...w therapies for patients suffering from conditions that are not adequately treated by currently available medicines. The company is developing LEVADEX inhaled therapy for the potential treatment of migraine and has reported positive results from the efficacy portion of the first Phase 3 trial of LEVADEX. In ...

News briefs from the August issue of Chest

...ecently undertaken by the FDA of safety outcomes of 60,954 individuals in 110 LABA trials. Results of the analysis found that LABA used with mandatory inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) was not associated with an increased risk of asthma-related mortality, intubations, or exacerbations. Dr. Sears argues that an ad...

While Some New Agents Will Achieve Strong Sales, the Migraine Drug Market Will Decline $1.3 Billion by 2018 as Generic Erosion Takes Toll on Top-Selling Brands

...eport also finds that two innovative reformulations of approved agents, Zogenix/Astellas Pharma's needle-free Sumavel DosePro and MAP Pharmaceuticals' inhaled Levadex will offer new non-invasive treatments. The report forecasts that these products will earn approximately $500 million combined by 2018. Howeve...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter of 2009 Financial Results

...w therapies for patients suffering from conditions that are not adequately treated by currently available medicines. The company is developing LEVADEX inhaled therapy for the potential treatment of migraine and has reported positive results from the efficacy portion of the first Phase 3 trial of LEVADEX. In ...

United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ation by Remodulin, our recent launch of Adcirca, the only once-daily PDE-5 inhibitor for PAH, and the expected launch of Tyvaso, our now FDA-approved inhaled prostacyclin analogue." Research and Development Expenses The table below summarizes research and development expenses by significa...

FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

... being webcast and can be accessed via United Therapeutics' website at http://ir.unither.com/events.cfm . About TYVASO TYVASO is an inhaled medicine used to treat PAH, a life-threatening disease that constricts the flow of blood through the pulmonary vasculature. TYVASO contains the same ...

AlphaRx Presents Positive Preclinical Data on Zysolin(TM) Inhalable Nanoparticles at Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting

...BB: ALRX) announced positive preclinical results which demonstrated that an inhaled tobramycin nanoparticle (Zysolin(TM)) formulation was a more effective trea...in animal models of acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia when compared to inhaled and injected conventional tobramycin solutions. The data was presented rece...

Nycomed Announces FDA Filing for Daxas(R) in COPD

...PD in a generation. Current treatment for COPD patients includes the use of inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids. About Nycomed Nycomed is a privately own...

FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair

...nts who are not using Xolair, according to the FDA. Xolair, which is given by injection, is used for those people whose asthma is not controlled by inhaled corticosteroids. Currently, the FDA is not telling people using Xolair to stop taking the drug. However, the agency believes patients and doctors s...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Termination of Pediatric Asthma Collaboration

...ng and commercializing new therapies for patients suffering from conditions that are not adequately treated by currently available medicines. LEVADEX inhaled therapy is being developed for the potential treatment of migraine and has completed a successful Phase 3 trial. In addition, MAP Pharmaceuticals gen...

Cadient Group Wins Nine Communicator Awards

... for AstraZeneca. The agency developed a successful launch campaign of the SYMBICORT brand to consumers, generating strong, early awareness of the new inhaled asthma therapy. AstraZeneca--NEXIUM Program -- Email Marketing & Interactive Categories -- Cadient Group optimiz...

Tiny levels of carbon monoxide damage fetal brain

...y. Dr. Ivan Lopez, UCLA associate professor of head and neck surgery, tested the rats' litters 20 days after birth. Rats born to animals who had inhaled the gas suffered chronic oxidative stress, a harmful condition caused by an excess of harmful free radicals or insufficient antioxidants. "Oxidat...

An Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalent Population Will Drive Growth of Nearly $4.3 Billion in the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Market

... Although safety concerns are associated with several maintenance therapies commonly prescribed for COPD, including ICS-containing products as well as inhaled anticholinergics, physicians indicate that they will continue to widely prescribe these drugs to their COPD patients but will remain vigilant in monit...

Zysolin(TM) Pre-clinical Data Supports Once-a-day Dosing in Humans

... AlphaRx's inhaled Tobramycin nanoparticle formulation provides 300% more availability tha... to report a significant breakthrough in the development of Zysolin(TM), an inhaled Tobramycin nanoparticle formulation utilizing the company's proprietary dru...

Asthma Drugs Get 'Precaution' Labeling for Possible Psychiatric Side Effects

...n, Texas. "In some instances, patients may be prescribed Singulair by itself for management of their asthma, and the expert panel guidelines recommend inhaled steroids as the drug of choice for management of asthma as the first line. So if they're still having problems with asthma, they should check with the...

Obesity May Dampen Response to Asthma Meds

... commonly used to manage the chronic condition. inhaled corticosteroids are the most widely prescribed dru...bese patients after they've started treatment with inhaled steroids, ask if they're working effectively or do...lyzing a subgroup of 183 people, lean people using inhaled corticosteroids showed a 55 percent lower level of...

Obesity does not worsen asthma, but may reduce response to medications

...t of increased weight. Among a subgroup of 183 people, lean patients taking inhaled corticosteroids alone showed a 55% greater reduction in exhaled nitric oxide, a measure of inflammation. Lean patients taking a combination inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist increased their FEV1 by 80 more millil...

Oxygen + MRI might help determine cancer therapy success, researchers find

...rial with the goal of ultimately becoming a diagnostic test for oncologists." Researchers currently are trying to determine how much oxygen must be inhaled by a patient in order to be effective. The next step is to expand studies in patients and prove the relevance to more tumor types. ...

Indiana U. research at the American College of Sports Medicine conference

...portant since prolonged use of daily medications can result in reduced effectiveness, and there is growing concern about the potential side effects of inhaled corticosteroid use. *Background: The caffeine study involved 10 asthmatic subjects who also had EIA, in a randomized, double-blind double-dummy cr...

Companion Website and Podcasts Enhance New, Sixth Edition of Clinical Anesthesia

...t to use podcasting to rapidly transmit clinically relevant information." The first four Clinical Anesthesia podcasts in the series focus on inhaled anesthetics, anesthesia for the obese patient, immune function and allergic response, and pulmonary function testing. New podcasts will be added to t...
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