Drugs in the Pipeline
Merck announced data for its investigational Timothy grass sublingual allergy immunotherapy tablet (MK-7243) to treat the underlying cause of allergic rhinitis.
ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2013
Regarding knee osteoarthritis pain, intra-articular (IA) treatments were more efficacious than oral treatments possibly because of the integrated IA placebo effect, reported study authors at the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.
Children and adolescents who are obese are more likely to develop severe forms of asthma.
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The FDA has approved Simponi (golimumab for subcutaneous injection; Janssen Biotech) to induce and maintain clinical response in adults with ulcerative colitis.
Components of allergy can exist alone or in combination with others, including allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic sinusitis, allergic dermatitis, and allergic-induced asthma.
Asthma affects approximately 4.4 million U.S. children, and accounts for 2.9 million annual pediatric visits. A disproportionate number of children and adolescents with asthma are affected by depression and anxiety, compared to non-asthmatic controls. Asthma in youth is also linked with increased risk of suicide.
Learn more about mental health aspects of asthma in youth and find out how you can make a better diagnosis.
For women threatened with preterm labor, maintenance tocolysis with nifedipine is not associated with a significant reduction in adverse perinatal outcomes.
Patients with asthma are at higher risk of pulmonary embolism, particularly if the asthma is severe or they take oral corticosteroids.
Approaches for management of gout are presented in a two-part guideline.