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ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Anti-Vax Ammo
November 25, 2015 11:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras The annual debate over flu vaccines is a quixotic one. Whatever founded or unfounded skepticism people have about their governments, it seems that only those most inclined to believe in conspiracy theories see something as benign as a Read More...
FDA Says LABAs Shouldn't Be Used Alone to Treat Asthma
February 22, 2010 8:22 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Long-acting beta agonists should never be used alone in the treatment of asthma in children or adults, the FDA announced yesterday . Manufacturers must now include this warning on product labeling and take other steps to reduce the overall use of these Read More...
Dispose of Unused Drugs in Environmentally Safe Manner
January 27, 2010 3:51 PM by Vern Enge
Until recently, I have not paid much attention to the proper way to dispose of unused medications. And if your household is like mine, you probably have lots of vials of unneeded drugs in your medicine cabinet. Amidst recent media articles detailing dangers Read More...
Decisions Surround Flu Shot Choices
September 25, 2009 12:38 PM by Vern Enge
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! That's the status quo in many healthcare departments today as clinicians ponder the many choices they confront on the flu vaccine front. The hard part is deciding whether to get the flu shot or not, and according to a Read More...
Patients; Doctors Weigh in On LABA Risk
December 11, 2008 11:20 AM by test test
A panel of 30 medical and scientific Food and Drug Administration advisors plans to vote today on whether the safety risks posed by long acting beta agonists outweigh the benefits to respiratory patients. But professional and patient organizations across Read More...
Billionaires to Fund $500 Million Anti-Smoking Campaign
July 23, 2008 3:29 PM by Lauren Meade Kamath
Bill Gates and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg have pledged $500 million for a global anti-smoking campaign. The campaign, nicknamed Mpower, will urge governments in poor- and middle-income countries to raise tobacco taxes, outlaw smoking in Read More...


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