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Epinephrine Was First an Asthma Treatment

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

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Drug Candidate for Chronic Cough Rejected by FDA Panel

Gefapixant's benefit not clinically meaningful enough, panelists say

Nov 17, 2023
Here's Why People Think They Developed Food Allergies

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

Nov 16, 2023
Shocking Cause of Man's Cardiac Arrest

Can you solve the mystery?

Nov 16, 2023
Unclear if Chronic Cough Drug Has Meaningful Benefit, FDA Reviewers Say

Previously rejected gefapixant will face agency's panel of outside experts on Friday

Nov 16, 2023
Shocking Cause of Man's Cardiac Arrest

Can you solve the mystery?

Unclear if Chronic Cough Drug Has Meaningful Benefit, FDA Reviewers Say

Previously rejected gefapixant will face agency's panel of outside experts on Friday

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Added Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists Show Benefits in Chronic Urticaria

Off-label use along with antihistamines improved activity, itch, and wheal count scores

Nov 15, 2023
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Novel BTK Inhibitor for Chronic Hives Wins in Phase III Trials

Remibrutinib demonstrated superiority over placebo in both the REMIX-1 and -2 trials

Nov 14, 2023
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Asthma-Tracking App Shows Some Promise for Reducing ED Visits

No benefit for the privately insured in trial, but participants on Medicaid had lower risk

Nov 14, 2023
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AI Gets It Mostly Right on Allergy Myths

ChatGPT sometimes gave opposite answers, and clinicians themselves didn't always agree

Nov 13, 2023
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Many Primary Care Docs Unfamiliar With Biologics for Asthma

In a survey, 42% of PCPs said they were "not familiar" with biologic therapies for asthma

Nov 13, 2023
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Benefits of Peanut Allergy Skin Patch for Toddlers Grow After First Year

Open-label extension of EPITOPE trial shows increased tolerance at 24 months

Nov 13, 2023
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Peanut Allergy Toothpaste Shows Promise in Phase I Trial

Patients taking the oral mucosal immunotherapy reported only minor adverse effects

Nov 13, 2023
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'Uncertain' Link Between Allergic Diseases and Long COVID, Review Finds

Pre-existing asthma, rhinitis showed some correlation with post-COVID conditions

Nov 10, 2023
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Using AI to Predict Exacerbations in Uncontrolled COPD

This is the "wave of the future," says Reynold Panettieri

Nov 01, 2023
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis Risk Linked to Medications in Pregnancy, Infancy

Increased risk observed with antibiotic and acid suppressant use

Oct 30, 2023
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Severe Asthma in Sexual and Gender Minoritized Adults: What Can We Do?

Tugba Kaplan, MD, believes it is imperative to implement targeted interventions

Oct 25, 2023
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Investigational BTK Inhibitor Shows Efficacy in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria

Extension study also showed a good safety profile

Oct 24, 2023
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Albuterol-Budesonide Improves Lung Function in Asthma

Fewer severe exacerbations over albuterol alone in post hoc assessment of MANDALA study

Oct 18, 2023
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A Simple Way to Determine If a Patient Is Really Allergic to Penicillin

Delabeling strategy carries little risk, needs minimal testing, and no specialist consult

Oct 14, 2023
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