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Asthma drug shortens at-home recovery from Covid-19

Early treatment with inhaled budesonide shortens recovery time among Covid-19 patients being treated in the community, PRINCIPLE has shown. 

Asthma exacerbation rates fall during pandemic

Fewer people with severe asthma attacks were admitted to hospital or seen by their GP during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Asthma significantly impacts mental wellbeing, report finds

Nearly half of adults with asthma also diagnosed with a psychological condition, according to a new survey. 

Key clinical developments in 2020

This CPD module provides community pharmacists with an overview of some of the major developments in pharmacy practice during the past 12 months. 

Use of hormonal contraceptives linked to reduced asthma risk

A study claims the use of hormonal contraceptives may reduce the risk of severe asthma in women.

Allergy awareness

For many allergy sufferers there is no pollen involved, nor is the problem seasonal in nature – all of which can make it harder to determine the cause. Pharmacists can help.

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

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