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Tuesday 5th August 2014

Study: Women Over 65 Face Challenges in Treating Asthma

Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Drug Adherence, Reduces Health Care Costs, Pitt Study Says

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest also that greater adherence to medications can lead to a reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, thereby lowering health care costs...

Doctors on Call: Preventing asthma symptoms can allow for a better school year

About 10 percent of children have asthma and, when poorly controlled, it can lead to persistent symptoms, school absences and potentially life-threatening flare-ups that might require emergency room visits.

Infinity Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Provides Company Update

- Three Clinical Studies of IPI-145 Expected to Start by Year-End, Including DYNAMO+RTM, a Phase 3 Study in Follicular Lymphoma - - Topline Data Expected by Year-End from Phase 2 Studies of IPI-145 in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma - - PI3K-Delta,Gamma Agreement with Millennium Amended -

Tiotropium in the Treatment of Patients With Asthma

Tiotropium, a long-acting anticholinergic agent used in patients with COPD, is showing encouraging results as an alternative treatment in patients with asthma. Southern Medical Journal

Set rituals can help older people remember to take asthma meds

Storing it in the bathroom and making it part of a daily routine may be helpful advice that doctors can give their older asthmatic patients who struggle to remember to take their daily prescribed medication. A new discusses how elderly asthmatics cop...

Superior HealthPlan to be First Texas Medicaid Plan to Reward Clinicians for Excellence in Diabetes Care

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To improve care for Texans with diabetes, Superior HealthPlan is partnering with the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute's (HCI3) Bridges to Excellence (BTE) program. BTE is the nation's most extensive effort to recognize and reward high-performing clinicians, improve patient health and reduce the cost of care. The program will addres...

Xencor to Present at Wedbush Securities 2014 Life Sciences Management Access Conference

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced that John Desjarlais, Ph.D., senior vice president, research and chief scientific officer, will present at the Wedbush Securities 2014 Li...

Rigel Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RIGL) today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. For the second quarter of 2014, Rigel reported a net loss of $25.4 million, or $0.29 per share, compared to a net loss of $22.8 million, or $0.26 per share, in the same period of 2013. Weighted average...

Concordia Healthcare Corp. initiates Phase 3 bile duct cancer trial using photodynamic therapy with PHOTOFRIN®

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is first site opened, more sites scheduled in August TORONTO AND CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp. ("Concordia") (TSX: CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF), a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products, orphan drugs, and medical devices for the diabetic population, and its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a bioph...

Monday 4th August 2014

Developers will be able to use HealthKit to read spirometer data

A handful of entrepreneurs have developed ways for smartphones to use data from spirometers to allow patients with respiratory problems, particularly for asthma, to track lung capacity and, in some...

Rituals can help older people remember to take their asthma meds

(Springer) Storing asthma medication in the bathroom and making it part of a daily routine may be helpful advice that doctors can give their older asthmatic patients who struggle to remember to take their daily prescribed medication. This advice come...

Express Scripts releases 2015 formulary

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) released a list of 66 therapies it will not cover starting Jan.1, 2015. The list includes 25 drugs it previously covered, including anemia drug Epogen epoetin alfa from Amg

Community pharmacist intervention boosts drug adherence, reduces health-care costs

Community pharmacists can dramatically help their patients stick to their prescription regimens, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The findings, reported today in Health Affairs, suggest a...

AstraZeneca coughs up $875m for Almirall to support asthma/COPD pipeline

AstraZeneca has bolstered its respiratory portfolio and added new bronchodilator technologies through the $875m (€650m) acquisition of Almirall.

Closing for Pernix Transaction to Acquire Treximet® Tablets for Migraine from GSK Delayed

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: PTX) (“Pernix” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the closing of its transaction to acquire the U.S. rights to Treximet® (sumatriptan / naproxen sodium) for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults has been delayed due to a short-t...

Malaria drug may cure asthma: Research

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Maternal stress during pregnancy linked to asthma risk in offspring

During pregnancy, many women make a concerted effort to keep stress levels low—and for good reason. Maternal stress has been linked to a number of negative outcomes for women and their infants, including developmental and behavioral problems. Now,...

Sunday 3rd August 2014

ACAAI offers practical solutions to improve asthma problem in older women

Women over the age of 65 face numerous barriers to good health: an increased risk for obesity, greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma with worse health outcomes.

Stay Out of Stinging Insects' Way This Summer

SUNDAY, Aug. 3, 2014 -- Now's the time to take steps to make sure that stinging insects don't ruin your next picnic or pool party, an expert suggests. "The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reports that stings from insects send...

US Pharmaceutical Packaging Products Worth $22.1 Billion by 2018 Says a New Research Report at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds latest report on “Pharmaceutical Packaging Products to 2018” to its store. Inquire before buying on this report at http://www.lifescienceindustryresearch.com/purchase?rname=19320. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 US demand to reach $22.1 billion in 2018 Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will rise 4.9 percent annually to $22.1 billion...

Artesunate drug can be used to control asthma, finds NUS study

Asthmatic patients may soon have a more effective way to control the condition, thanks to a new pharmacological discovery by researchers from the National University of Singapore.

Friday 1st August 2014

New Book, Learning to Breathe by Susan Fries Wins Honorable Mention in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival

What happens when you have a determined mother battling to protect her child from the harmful effects of chemicals and allergens in her home? Learn more about Susan Fries a.k.a. "The Termite Lady." Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Susan Fries a.k.a The Termite Lady has been around the pest control business for over thirty years. Inspired and motivated by her son who suffered f...

Transparent Mice Offer a Front-Row Seat to Inner Anatomy

Biologists have long wished for superhero-like X-ray vision to see right into organs or even the whole the body. Imagine the possibilities: watching where cancer cells go when they metastasize, tracking an asthma drug’s effect on the lung’s airwa...

AAAAI: CDC Data Shows Black Children Were Twice As Likely to Have Asthma

Silver lining shows fewer disparities for asthma attacks, hospitalization. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 While disparities in asthma prevalence increased between 2001-2010, researchers found a silver lining after analyzing national data sets from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Lara Akinbami, MD, and colleagues will publish their f...


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