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.
AstraZeneca and Imperial College London have announced plans to work together on investigating the scientific mechanisms and underlying drivers of respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Respiratory system drugs is a term used to describe a wide variety of medicines used to relieve, treat, or prevent respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or pneumonia. Today, Ddu, the leading global pharmaceutical & medical device B2B online platform, will share China’s Import and Export Market Report of Respiratory System Drugs with you.
AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, said Tuesay that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved FASENRA (benralizumab) for the add-on maintenance treatment of patients with severe asthma aged 12 years and older, and with an eosinophilic phenotype. FASENRA is not approved for the treatment of other eosinophilic conditions or relief of acute bronchospasm or status asthmaticus.
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