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Anti-Asthma / COPD


GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA has approved fluticasone furoate inhalation powder, as a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medicine for maintenance treatment of asthma as preventative therapy in patients 12 and up. This therapy is only intended to prevent an asthma attack, not to treat it once it happens. For treating an asthma attack, one[…]

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Fluticasone Propionate, which is currently short in supply, received a New Drug Application, or NDA at on July 31, 2013. Drug maker Perrigo announced the new drug application for fluticasone propionate lotion, 0.05%. This form of fluticasone propionate lotion is the generic equivalent to Cutivate Lotion, 0.05%. The use of the effectual and tolerable corticosteroid[…]

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In late January 2013, Olodaterol CAS# 868049-49-4 was the focus of an FDA committee reviewing data for the drug’s approval as a once-daily maintenance bronchodilator to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The FDA Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee recommended that the clinical data from the Boehringer Ingelheim Phase III studies[…]

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On January 15, 2013 Santarus, Inc. announced that the FDA had approved Budesonide, as the brand name Ulceris, for the induction of remission in patients with mild, moderate and active forms of ulcerative colitis. As an extended release tablet, this new indication approval of budesonide is a vital and novel therapeutic option for patients. Adult[…]

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Ciclesonide is a corticosteroid nasal spray, which is also known as the brand name Omnaris. With the patent for Omnaris due to expire on October 24, 2017, development for a generic product is sure to be underway. Ciclesonide works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation, making this medication an[…]

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On July 5, 2011, Indacaterol was approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Novartis announced that the brand name for this device would be the Arcapta Neohaler, and the specific approval for this once daily medication is as a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist for the maintenance treatment of airflow[…]

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Mometasone Furoate, CAS# 83919-23-7 is in the class of drugs known as corticosteroids, there are several products in which mometasone furoate is efficacious. For the treatment of asthma, mometasone furoate may also be known by the brand name Asmanex Twisthaler. Offered in powder form, inhalation 110 mcg/actuation or 220 mcg/actuation, mometasone furoate relieves asthmatic symptoms[…]

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LGM Pharma is a US based supplier of the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) Tranilast CAS# 53902-12-8 for research and development purposes. Tranilast CAS# 53902-12-8 (a drug in current use for treatment of asthma) has performed well in a pre-clinical trial as a potential chemotherapy agent for breast cancer. The drug, tranilast, has been approved since[…]

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