A nebulizer machine is an electrical or battery-powered device used to deliver liquid drugs to the lungs in the form of breathable mist. It has an in-built air compressor which converts the liquid into a mist which is breathed through a face mask attached to the nebulizer machine.
As pollution increases, so do diseases such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Asthma patients face difficulty in breathing due to the narrowing of airways caused by inflammation. COPD patients, however, can be affected with chronic bronchitis which leads to restrained breathing.
Adherium, the makers of inhaler sensors, has received 510(k) US-FDA clearance for the sales of its Hailie sensor, previously known as Smartinhaler. The individual versions of this device were previously cleared for use with the asthma inhalers like Ventolin HFA, ProAir HFA, and Flovent HFA.
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and integrated health services provider Geisinger are partnering to create an app suite, which by connecting to electronic health records (EHR) aims to upgrade asthma care.
The rhinovirus, otherwise known as the cold virus, is considered as the causative agent of asthma. Nearly 80% of all asthma attacks are caused by this cold virus, of which children are mostly affected. This viral asthma leads to chronic lung disease which in turn could be life-threatening.
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVA) today announced that the European Commission has approved a label update for the use of once-daily Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol, FF/VI), an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) / long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) combination, in patients whose asthma is already adequately controlled on both an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting β2-agonist.
Although it isn’t talked about often, older adults in the United States are turning to drugs and alcohol at an alarming rate. Studies have found that a large population of older Americans are suffering from substance use disorders, and the number is only expected to rise. According to research, the number of Americans aged 50 and older struggling with addiction is expected to nearly double in the coming years, going from 2.8 million to 5.7 million by 2020.
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