Allergy testing and immunotherapy schemes continue to pop up in primary care practices across the country, exposing patients and families to substandard diagnosis and treatment as well as raising the potential for fraud.
In April 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance that could allow new generic quick-relief albuterol inhalers onto pharmacy shelves without dose counters, leaving asthma patients playing a dangerous guessing game.
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VIENNA, VA, FEB. 6, 2014 – First dates bring excitement, anticipation, a few nervous butterflies – maybe even a first kiss – but for people with food allergies, date planning requires more than deciding when to meet or what to wear.
“Since dating so often revolves around eating, it’s important that people with food allergies Read the rest of this entry »
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV: the common disease with the uncommon name.
RSV tends to pop up in the winter and early spring. It starts as an upper respiratory infection, Read the rest of this entry »
McLEAN, VA, DEC. 30, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization, is kicking off the new year with two exciting changes: the appointment of Tonya Winders as Chief Executive Officer and the relocation of Read the rest of this entry »
Lights sparkle. Cookies bake. Music plays quietly. And conversation flows around the dinner table. The holidays are here – the season for giving, and giving thanks.
The most wonderful time of the year? You can make it so – and asthma and allergies don’t have to get in the way of your holiday celebrations and family traditions, says Andrea Jensen of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Andrea and her children – including two sons in college (living at home) and a teenage daughter in junior high – have asthma. In years past, the hustle, bustle and good cheer of the holiday season has often been accompanied by stress.
These were among the central themes at the first USAnaphylaxis™ Summit, hosted by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. Read the rest of this entry »
McLean, VA, Sept. 16, 2013 – Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) today announced that Nancy Sander, president and founder, has retired after 28 years serving as the nation’s premier allergy and asthma patient advocate.
“It’s been an incredibly fulfilling and always unexpected journey,” says Sander. “I’ve been blessed more than I can ever express and cherish every moment I’ve spent with families, medical care providers, sponsors, members of Congress, federal and state agencies, other advocates, staff and our board of directors because ultimately, working together, we’ve made a world of difference!” Read the rest of this entry »
McLEAN, VA, AUG. 9, 2013 – Perfect attendance is a real challenge for schoolchildren with asthma and allergies. Even so, many doctors, school nurses and parents believe it’s well within reach for the millions of children heading back to school with these conditions.
On July 31, AANMA released results of our recent survey regarding patient use of intranasal corticosteroid sprays. Findings were shared during the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee meeting considering the switch of triamcinolone nasal spray from prescription to over-the-counter status.