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Asthma

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Batch-specific variation of Clenil Modulite 100mcg to be released

Chiesi UK, manufacturer of Clenil Modulite, will release more batches of the 100mcg inhaler after “dramatic” increase in demand.

Inhalers and insulin dominate new export ban products

Asthma medications and insulin products make up the vast majority of the medicines newly added to the DHSC’s parallel export ban list.

Asthma UK clarifies who is at high risk from Covid-19

Preventer inhaler plus preventer oral medication plus continuous oral steriods equals high risk.

Season’s greetings

Researchers are exploring promising therapeutic avenues for coughs and colds but symptomatic remedies will remain a pharmacy mainstay for now.

Cochrane: Community pharmacy health promotion benefits patients

Health promotion in pharmacies “probably” improves patient health outcomes while being cost-effective, says Cochrane.

Reusable inhalers ‘could reduce NHS carbon footprint’

The newly launched reusable Respimat inhalers can be used with up to six refill cartridges.

Back to school asthma warning

Children are up to three times more likely to need medical help for their asthma at the start of the school year.

Reacting to allergy

In a survey earlier this year GPs said that up to 90 per cent of their appointments with summer pollen sufferers were unnecessary and could be dealt with in the local pharmacy. They are absolutely right.

NICE goes green on asthma inhalers

Metered dose inhalers, containing hydrofluorocarbons, have estimated carbon footprints of 500g CO2eq per dose, compared to 20g in dry powder inhalers

New asthma treatment

The CHMP has approved dupilumab (Dupixent) as add-on maintenance treatment for some patients 12 years and older with severe asthma

UKCPA: New focal point on asthma

The focal point programme has been developed to provide clinically focused sessions that present information and activities relevant for pharmacy professionals

Asthma rates falling

Researchers found that 6.52 per cent of the UK population had asthma in 2016 compared with 7.22 per cent in 2006

Scenario: Inhalers in schools

Vicky, the pharmacy technician, tells Parveen that someone is asking to “buy a couple of salbutamol inhalers”

Asthma care gets smart

Our data-rich world could offer important new insights into asthma’s epidemiology and pathogenesis

UKCPA: Optimising inhaler technique

A community pharmacy-based inhaler technique check service is being rolled out in Leeds

Panel warns of dangers of indoor air pollution

The problem of poor indoor air quality has not received the same level of attention as outdoor pollution

Asthma linked to AF, study finds

Allowing for potential confounders, people who reported ever having asthma were 27 per cent more likely to develop AF than controls without asthma

Respiratory pathogens and asthma in children

A Canadian study found that of 958 children who experienced asthma treatment failure, 61.7 per cent tested positive for at least one respiratory pathogen

The management of asthma

This module considers the management of asthma and looks at how patient outcomes can be improved with pharmacy services

Asthma drugs linked to fertility problems?

Short-acting beta-agonists (SABAs) may reduce fertility, according to the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints study

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