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Proposed Asthma Inhalers Puts Patients at Risk

Published February - 20 - 2014

PrimateneVIENNA, VA, FEB. 19, 2014 – An over-the-counter (OTC) asthma inhaler up for approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) endangers patients by encouraging substandard treatment, according to Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization.

On Feb. 25, FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Read the rest of this entry »

nebulizerchallengeBy Laurie Ross
Ivory-tower research studies say that metered-dose inhalers (when used correctly either with or without a valved holding chamber) are just as effective as nebulizers at getting medication deep into your airways. However, many of you have told us otherwise: Inhalers are great when you’re out and about, but if you’re under the weather and feeling short of breath, there’s nothing more therapeutic than inhaling the cool, medicated mist of your trusty nebulizer. Read the rest of this entry »

hfainhalersMetered-dose inhalers are more complicated than swallowing a pill – but, if used properly, they put the medication right where it is needed and can go to work quickly:  the airways of the lungs Read the rest of this entry »

Peak Flow Meters

Published March - 19 - 2009

peakflowmeterWhat Is a Peak Flow Meter?
A peak flow meter is a handheld device that measures the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), or the volume of air that can be forcibly expelled from the airways. Read the rest of this entry »

Holding Chambers and Spacers

Published March - 9 - 2009

holdingchamberYou think you’re pretty good at using your metered-dose inhaler (MDI), right? But… Read the rest of this entry »