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July 23, 2021

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma

A meta-analysis by Australian researchers found no link between childhood vaccinations and an increase in allergies and asthma. In fact, children who received the BCG vaccine […]
July 19, 2021

Pfizer Agrees to Pay $345 Mln to Resolve EpiPen Pricing Lawsuit Pfizer Agrees to Pay $345 Mln to Resolve EpiPen Pricing Lawsuit

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $345 million to resolve claims by consumers who say they overpaid for EpiPens due to anticompetitive practices by […]
July 15, 2021

Benralizumab Promising for Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps Benralizumab Promising for Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyps

Benralizumab (Fasenra) significantly reduced nasal polyp score (NPS) and average nasal blockage score (NBS) compared with placebo for patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps […]
July 14, 2021

Tezepelumab Reduces Asthma Exacerbation Rates by 56% Tezepelumab Reduces Asthma Exacerbation Rates by 56%

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review for the biologic tezepelumab (AstraZeneca/Amgen) for treatment of severe asthma. The announcement was reported July 8, […]
July 11, 2021

Short-Acting Beta Agonist Overuse ‘a Global Public Health Issue’ Short-Acting Beta Agonist Overuse ‘a Global Public Health Issue’

About one third of asthma patients have high use of short-acting beta agonists (SABAs) in Europe across all severity levels, said Santiago Quirce, MD, PhD, with […]
July 10, 2021

Dupilumab Safe, Effective in Kids With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma Dupilumab Safe, Effective in Kids With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) significantly reduced exacerbations compared with placebo in children ages 6-11 years who had moderate-to-severe asthma in a phase 3 trial. A […]
June 22, 2021

FDA Approves OTC Antihistamine Nasal Spray FDA Approves OTC Antihistamine Nasal Spray

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved one formulation of azelastine (Astepro) nasal spray for nonprescription treatment of allergies, making it the first nasal […]
June 14, 2021

Nasal Polyp Treatment Algorithm: Allergists, Surgeons Agree Nasal Polyp Treatment Algorithm: Allergists, Surgeons Agree

Surgery precedes biologics but comes after saline irrigations and topical intranasal corticosteroids in a new treatment algorithm for US clinicians treating patients who have chronic rhinosinusitis […]
May 18, 2021

Allergist/Immunologist Earnings Took a Hit in 2020 Allergist/Immunologist Earnings Took a Hit in 2020

Compensation for allergists and immunologists took a greater hit in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic than it did for other physicians. Some believe normal levels […]
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