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What's in the Pipeline for Asthma Management
What's in the Pipeline for Asthma Management
Researchers believe new therapeutic options, including tiotropium, will emerge to help doctors and patients improve the management of asthma.
Insomnia Is a Serious Comorbidity for People with Chronic Pain
Many patients with a variety of chronic pain conditions think negatively about how it will affect their sleep – which ends up leading to worse sleep outcomes. A study from the University of Warwick in England shows just how powerful these negative thoughts are.
Single Home Visit to Asthmatics Can Improve Treatment Adherence
A study presented at CHEST 2016 in Los Angeles found that home visits made to non-compliant asthmatics or those with uncontrolled symptoms drastically increased their adherence to treatment and regular office visits in the following year.
Switching Focus from HIV Prevention to Viral Suppression
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continue their reduction efforts in men who have sex with men (MSM) – a population that made up 67% of new HIV infections in 2014.
Paternal Tobacco Use Raises Asthma Risk in Offspring, Even Years Before Conception
The researchers found that those whose fathers smoked prior to their conception were at a three times greater risk of developing non-allergic early onset asthma. Welding was also implicated.
Is Your Organization a Switch Hitter?
The latest trend in management theory is what's called organizational ambidexterity. It's the social scientist's take on being a switch hitter.
How Much Do Doctors Make and How Do They Feel About It?
What are the highest and lowest paid specialties and do they feel they're fairly compensated?

Product News

FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
FDA Approves Dual Bronchodilator
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a long acting dual bronchodilator.
FDA to Ban Powdered Gloves
Powders used to make it easier to put on surgical gloves can cause asthma in patients and doctors. They can result in adhesions and even tumors in surgical patients. The dangers have been known for years and alternative products are available.
Nasal Powder for Migraine Relief Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved sumatriptan nasal powder (Onzetra Xsail/Avanir Pharmaceuticals) for treating of adults suffering from acute migraines with or without aura.
Hep C Drug Approved for Genotypes 1 and 4
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir (Zepatier/Merck) for treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C infection.
Lung Drug Gets FDA Approval
The US Food and Drug Administration approved selexipag (Uptravi/Actelion Pharmaceuticals US) for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.
FDA Approves Nasal Spray Naxolone
An easy-to-use nasal-spray version of naxolone hydrochloride (Narcan) got rapid FDA approval. It is available only by prescription, but requires no medical training to administer.

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