Respiratory

Teva Launches 2 New Digital Maintenance Inhalers

September 21, 2020

Teva’s 2 digital inhalers for patients with asthma provide insight into objective inhaler use data.

Reevaluating the Use of Guaifenesin in the Management of Acute Cough Associated With the Common Cold

September 21, 2020

Despite its popularity and its status as an FDA-approved expectorant, evidence to support guaifenesin’s efficacy is limited and conflicting.

Baricitinib Plus Remdesivir Improves Recovery Time for Hospitalized COVID-19

September 15, 2020

Early data from a phase 3 trial showed that baricitinib combined with remdesivir improved recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 compared with remdesivir alone.

FDA Approves New Asthma Indication for Trelegy Ellipta

September 10, 2020

Fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta; GlaxoSmithKline) is indicated for the treatment of asthma in patients aged 18 years and older.

Adult Pneumonia Management and Prevention

September 08, 2020

Pharmacists can play an important role in pneumonia management and prevention.

Experts Discuss Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine

August 04, 2020

Three scientists discuss the global race for a COVID-19 vaccine.

International Panel Issues Weak Recommendation for Remdesivir in Severe COVID-19

August 03, 2020

A panel has given a “weak recommendation” for the use of remdesivir in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019.

FDA Approves Triple Combination Therapy for Maintenance Treatment of COPD

July 28, 2020

Approval was based on trials that reported significantly reduced exacerbation rates compared with dual-combination therapies.

Smell Disturbances in the Era of COVID-19

July 21, 2020

Some patients affected by COVID-19 may be concerned about hyposmia (reduced ability to smell) or anosmia (loss of smell) that they experience after contracting the virus.

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation for 2 MRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates

July 15, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech SE announced that 2 of its most successful vaccine candidates received Fast Track designation from the FDA, opening the avenue for speedy development.

Pharmacists Are Key Players in Asthma Management

July 15, 2020

“Pharmacists should ensure that patients have a written asthma action plan.”

FDA Authorizes Use of Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Asthma Exacerbations in COVID-19

July 15, 2020

The therapy will also be available for individuals with asthma and suspected COVID-19 infection.

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Safety, Immune Response Results in Phase 1 Study

July 15, 2020

Moderna announced interim analysis results of its investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate, mRNA-1273, from an ongoing phase 1 study.

FDA Authorizes Third Combination Diagnostic Test for Flu and COVID-19

July 06, 2020

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization to an additional combination diagnostic test for influenza and COVID-19.

FDA Guidance Provides Safety, Quality Standards for COVID-19 Vaccine Development

June 30, 2020

In a new guidance, the FDA provides recommendations for those developing COVID-19 vaccines to ensure safety and efficacy.

Part 2: A Conversation on Remdesivir Trial Updates

June 29, 2020

Julie Ann Justo, infectious diseases clinical pharmacist and associate professor at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, discusses the latest data from Gilead's trials for Remdesivir, a potential COVID-19 treatment.

Children’s Cough Relief Products Recalled for Wrong Dosing Cups

June 23, 2020

The FDA warned that the dosing cups, which were missing some graduation markings, could cause an accidental overdose.

CDC Urges Routine Vaccinations Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020

The CDC released an updated vaccination guidance on administering routine vaccinations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

FDA Revokes EUA for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

June 15, 2020

Since the emergency use authorization was granted, new data on heart risks associated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been revealed.

Pharmacies Prepare For Possible Surge In Flu Vaccinations This Season

June 15, 2020

Pharmacies are preparing for what is expected to be a surge in flu vaccinations this year as Americans are putting a greater focus on staying healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.