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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘asthma drug’

Asthma Drug Uses Antibody To Reduce Symptoms

Asthma, a disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightening, affects 18.7 million people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new experimental drug is here to stop it. Quilizumab, an inhalable drug developed by Genentech, has shown the ability to reduce asthma symptoms even six months after individuals stopped taking it, …

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FDA On-Track to Eliminate CFC Inhalers This Year

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it is nearing the end of its decade-spanning elimination of all medical inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Such inhalers will be entirely phased out by the end of 2013. The agency was tasked with eliminating the products as part of the Montreal Protocol treaty formed in 1987 to protect the …

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Is Acetaminophen, AKA Tylenol, Causing Asthma Rise?

On Monday, The Daily Mail reported that children who were given liquid Paracetamol for pain relief, in the form of a drink such as Calpol, just once a month were five times as likely to develop asthma as children not given paracetamol. For those of us who live in America, Paracetamol is just another name for Acetaminophen. Also known as …

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