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First Drug OK'd for Reducing Allergic Reactions From Multiple Foods

β€” 68% of patients who received omalizumab tolerated a single dose of peanut after 16-20 weeks

FDA APPROVED omalizumab (Xolair) over a photo of a syringe and vial laying on and next to a pile of peanuts

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Female Reproductive Factors Linked to COPD Risk

Age at menarche and menopause, number of children seem to play a role

Feb 13, 2024
FDA Approves First Oral Option for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Fixed-duration course of corticosteroid indicated for patients 11 years and up

Feb 12, 2024
Phenylephrine Sales Steady Before FDA Panel Called It Ineffective

But reformulation of products containing OTC "decongestant" could affect the supply chain

Feb 09, 2024
Does the QoL Impact of Food Allergies Affect Girls, Women More?

Female patients and caregivers report worse QoL scores than male counterparts, review finds

Feb 08, 2024
Phenylephrine Sales Steady Before FDA Panel Called It Ineffective

But reformulation of products containing OTC "decongestant" could affect the supply chain

Does the QoL Impact of Food Allergies Affect Girls, Women More?

Female patients and caregivers report worse QoL scores than male counterparts, review finds

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Health Effects of Extreme Heat, Wildfire Smoke Worse When Combined

And the negative effects harm low-income and nonwhite communities the most

Feb 02, 2024
 A photo of a wildfire burning behind homes in Forest Falls California.
Clinical Challenges: Test Your Knowledge of Food Allergies

A three-question quiz covering our series on different aspects of food allergy management

Jan 31, 2024
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Clinical Challenges: Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine

Patients need to be trained in administering epinephrine to avoid delaying treatment, experts say

Jan 31, 2024
A photo of a nurse showing a little boy how to use an EpiPen.
Opioid Exposure in Womb Tied to Kids' Risk for Eczema, Dermatitis, and Asthma

No link between prenatal exposure and risk for autoimmune conditions, however

Jan 18, 2024
A photo of a preterm infant sleeping in an incubator.
Telehealth, Default Orders Show Promise in Palliative Care

Telecare improved quality of life for people with chronic illnesses

Jan 17, 2024
A photo of a senior woman sitting on her couch and talking on the phone.
Gabapentinoids in COPD Patients May Raise Risk for Severe Exacerbations

39% higher risk compared with nonusers, database study finds

Jan 16, 2024
A photo of a senior woman at home holding an oxygen mask to her face
Opinion
Are Your Patients Prepared to Switch Their Asthma Inhaler?

With the discontinuation of Flovent, we must prevent gaps in care

Jan 12, 2024
A photo of a Flovent inhaler.
Clinical Challenges: Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergies

Long waitlists, low reimbursement among frustrations reported in real world

Jan 10, 2024
A photo of an allergist performing a skin prick test on a childs arm.
Dupilumab in Line to Be the First Approved COPD Biologic

In two phase III trials, the treatment reduced exacerbations and improved lung function

Dec 28, 2023
 A photo of the autoinjector and packaging of Dupixent over a computer rendering of lungs
FDA Rejects Drug for Chronic Cough

Agency cites efficacy concerns in review of P2X3 receptor antagonist gefapixant

Dec 21, 2023
 A photo of a mature man coughing.
Asthma Attacks Decreased Among Black Patients During the Pandemic

Protective measures may have played a part in reducing respiratory virus exposures

Dec 18, 2023
A photo of a man using an asthma inhaler outdoors
Epinephrine Was First an Asthma Treatment

This mainstay of treatment for severe allergic reactions was once a drug without a disease

Nov 24, 2023
 A photo of a Parke-Davis & Company Adrenalin newspaper advertisement.
Drug Candidate for Chronic Cough Rejected by FDA Panel

Gefapixant's benefit not clinically meaningful enough, panelists say

Nov 17, 2023
 FDA ADCOMM gefapixant oral tablets over a photo of a mature man coughing.
Here's Why People Think They Developed Food Allergies

Survey finds that 13% thought genetics were responsible, 27% blamed eating behaviors

Nov 16, 2023
ACAAI over a photo of Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
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