Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/asthma/condition-rss Asthma en-us Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:26:00 UTC Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:26:00 UTC Could This Cancer Drug Benefit Patients with Severe Asthma? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/could-this-cancer-drug-benefit-patients-with-severe-asthma An early-phase study suggests that a targeted cancer drug, imatinib (Gleevec, Novartis), may help treat patients with severe asthma. 6:08 AM, Fri May 19, 2017 Children With Asthma Face Heightened Obesity Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/April2017/children-with-asthma-face-heightened-obesity-risk- <p>The results of a recent study indicate that children with asthma may be more likely to develop obesity than those without the respiratory condition.</p> 3:44 PM, Thu April 20, 2017 Obesity, Asthma, and Dietary Intake: Paying Attention Can Reduce Morbidity http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/obesity-asthma-and-dietary-intake-paying-attention-can-reduce-morbidity Patients who have asthma and who are also obese carry a heavy burden.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed April 5, 2017 Mothers with Low Vitamin E Levels More Likely to Have Children with Asthma? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/mothers-with-low-vitamin-e-levels-more-likely-to-have-children-with-asthma- Children born to mothers with low vitamin E levels may be more likely to require asthma medications.&nbsp; 1:50 PM, Tue March 7, 2017 Fish Oil for Treating Patients with Asthma? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/fish-oil-for-treating-patients-with-asthma The results showed all participants responded to omega-3 fatty acids to some degree, with a reduction in IgE production. 9:09 AM, Fri February 24, 2017 FDA Extends Approval of Asthma Treatment to Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-extends-approval-of-asthma-treatment-to-children The FDA has expanded the indication of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals&rsquo; Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium bromide).&nbsp; 3:40 PM, Thu February 16, 2017 5 Asthma Studies Every Pharmacist Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-o-shea/2017/02/5-asthma-studies-every-pharmacist-should-know Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on asthma have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today. 9:57 PM, Wed February 8, 2017 Asthma Drug Reduces Alcohol Cravings, Study Shows http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/asthma-drug-reduces-alcohol-cravings-study-shows Have scientists found a new drug that could curb alcohol cravings and treat addiction?&nbsp; 1:04 PM, Thu February 2, 2017 FDA OKs New Asthma Treatment for Adults and Adolescents http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-oks-new-asthma-treatment-for-adults-and-adolescents The FDA has approved Teva&rsquo;s newest asthma treatment for adolescent and adult patients.&nbsp; 2:42 PM, Tue January 31, 2017 Symbicort Now Approved for Young Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/symbicort-now-approved-for-young-children Officials with AstraZeneca recently announced that the FDA has expanded the indication of its 80/4.5 mcg budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate inhalation aerosol (Symbicort), approving the drug for the treatment of asthma in patients aged 6 to 12 years. 5:18 PM, Fri January 27, 2017 Why Pharmacists Should Recommend Asthma Spacers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/why-pharmacists-should-recommend-asthma-spacers Pharmacists should recommend asthma spacers to patients taking inhaler therapy for uncontrolled asthma because the devices can help improve hand-breath coordination while reducing side effects of inhaled medication. 9:44 AM, Thu September 29, 2016 Improving Asthma Management with Tools and Devices http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/September2016/Improving-Asthma-Management-with-Tools-and-Devices This Continuing Education activity is supported by an educational grant from Philips Respironics, Inc. 4:38 AM, Thu September 22, 2016 New Point-of-Care Test Can Diagnose Severe Allergic Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/new-point-of-care-test-can-diagnose-severe-allergic-asthma Novartis has introduced a new point-of-care diagnostic tool that allows for in-office diagnosis of uncontrolled allergic asthma mediated by immunoglobulin E (IgE) in conjunction with other clinical findings. 7:00 AM, Fri September 16, 2016 Stiff Competition to Create a Smarter Inhaler http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2016/07/stiff-competition-to-create-a-smarter-inhaler 3M Drug Delivery Systems will be working to introduce its Intelligent Inhaler to the market by developing a partnership with pharmaceutical companies. 11:14 PM, Sun July 10, 2016 2 Chronic Health Conditions on the Rise Among Children http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/2-chronic-health-conditions-on-the-rise-among-children Chronic health conditions are on the rise among children, especially those living in poverty. 11:00 PM, Mon May 30, 2016 Pharmacist Rescues Young Girl Having an Asthma Attack http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/pharmacist-rescues-young-girl-having-an-asthma-attack A New Jersey pharmacist recently went above and beyond to care for a young girl having an acute asthma attack. 8:36 AM, Fri May 27, 2016 Twitter Could Help Predict and Prevent Asthma Flare-Ups http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/twitter-could-help-predict-and-prevent-asthma-flare-ups Tweets about asthma could provide clues to asthma-related emergency room visits. 11:00 PM, Sun May 22, 2016 Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Colds in Asthma Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/April2016/Vitamin-D-Does-Not-Prevent-Colds-in-Asthma-Patients The results of a recent study indicate that patients with asthma cannot reduce their risk of developing the common cold by taking vitamin D supplements. 9:26 PM, Sun April 17, 2016 Allergy Season Has Sprung! http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/April2016/Allergy-Season-Has-Sprung Offering to review a patient's medication list with him or her present can help a community pharmacist connect personally with patients. 7:46 AM, Tue April 12, 2016 5 Facts About AERD Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/asthma/5-facts-about-aerd-pharmacists-should-know A patient presents with asthma, nasal congestion, and nasal polyps, and she says she has weird reactions to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Do you know what condition this patient may have? 9:00 PM, Sun April 10, 2016