May 24, 2011

Ragweed and mold are driving increased allergies across America, Quest Diagnostics reported Monday.

May 11, 2011

Missouri’s House of Representatives on Monday voted 100 in favor and 50 opposed to reclassifying pseudoephedrine as a prescription-only remedy and subsequently moved the matter to the state Senate.

May 11, 2011

Drug maker Perrigo has reached a licensing agreement with Nycomed US that will allow it to launch a generic treatment for dermatitis in 2012, the company said.

May 10, 2011

Patients with seasonal allergies are more likely to experience difficulty sleeping, according to results of a new survey conducted by Teva Respiratory.

May 6, 2011

The number of people diagnosed with asthma in the United States grew by 4.3 million between 2001 and 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

April 19, 2011

InhalerWear on Tuesday announced its launch of a neoprene cover for inhalers that will help make carrying around an inhaler “trendy and cool” to children and teenagers. The new inhaler can be clipped to a backpack, purse or belt loop.

March 22, 2011

Less than 20% of surveyed patients with nasal allergies find their symptoms are completely controlled over a one-week period of treatment, according to a survey performed by drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

March 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that the only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States no longer will be available as of Dec. 31 as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.

February 18, 2011

An asthma drug widely available as a generic should not be used for preventing or treating preterm labor in pregnant women, the Food and Drug Administration warned.

February 9, 2011

An investigational drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for treating allergies is safe and effective, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial announced Wednesday.

January 24, 2011

As many as 71% of cough-cold sufferers in search of decongestant relief oppose a prescription requirement for pseudoephedrine, according to a survey commissioned by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released Monday.

January 12, 2011

Nationwide rates of asthma have been on the rise in recent years, though they’ve risen at a slow pace, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

December 28, 2010

Health professionals worry that little is known about the long-term effects of many drugs — which have been tested extensively on adult-patient populations — on children.

December 17, 2010

A link may exist between diabetes and the use of inhaled corticosteroids to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to published reports.

November 16, 2010

Patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease said the illness prevented them from living life...

November 15, 2010

An investigative treatment for allergies made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries appears to work, according to...

November 14, 2010

Most patients with mild persistent asthma overuse a drug combination despite an apparent lack of...

September 9, 2010

The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s LivingMyLife program, which helps diabetes patients with disease management...

August 12, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer have announced the opening of a...

July 18, 2010

Some stolen inhalers for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have turned up...

June 23, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug by Merck for treating asthma...

June 9, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to Dr. Reddy’s Labs for a...

June 6, 2010

The class of drugs known as long-acting beta agonists can provide many benefits to patients...

June 1, 2010

Johnson & Johnson’s biotech division said Tuesday that it had acquired a small company that...