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10 Health and Medical Organizations Strongly Oppose the Trump Administration’s Plan to Revoke Cleaner Cars Standards

AAFA Community Services ·
“This proposal from EPA and NHTSA would dismantle fair, achievable pollution limits with a track record of success, limits that will help protect Americans from the life-threatening health impacts of climate change. The proposal would also preempt the ability of states to protect the health of their residents by curbing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. If these vehicle standards are weakened, the nation loses a crucial tool to fight climate change."
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3 New Studies Shed Light on Penicillin Allergy

AAFA Community Services ·
At some point you may have had a reaction to penicillin and were told you were allergic. And there’s a good chance it has stayed in your chart throughout your childhood and into adulthood. But 9 of 10 Americans who think they have a penicillin allergy have either outgrown it or never had it in the first place. That said, it’s important to get tested by an allergist to know if you have a true penicillin allergy so you know whether to avoid the drug.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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Medication Recall Alert: Puriton Eye Relief Drops Due to Non-Sterile Production Conditions

AAFA Community Services ·
Kadesh Incorporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Puriton Eye Relief Drops Due to Non-Sterile Production Conditions For Immediate Release November 7, 2018 Contact Consumers Recall Department contact@puriton.us Announcement Kadesh, Inc. of Garden Grove, CA is voluntarily recalling all lots of Puriton Eye Relief Drops, 0.5 oz. (15ml) bottle, UPC 7 36972 1679 0, to the consumer level. During a recent FDA inspection, investigators observed that ophthalmic drugs, which are required to be...
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FDA Warns of Fraudulent and Unapproved Flu Products

AAFA Community Services ·
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency is reminding consumers to be wary of unapproved products claiming to prevent, treat or cure influenza, or flu. This year’s severe flu season raises new concerns about the potential for consumers to be lured into buying unproven flu treatments, and even worse, buying counterfeit antivirals online from websites that appear to be legitimate online pharmacies.
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Global Climate Change Is a Rapidly Growing Health Emergency

AAFA Community Services ·
New research shows that climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency. Its findings, outlined in The Lancet medical journal, demonstrate the various ways climate change is already affecting the health of people across the planet, today.
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Study Shows How One Hospital Ensured Children Went Home with Asthma Medicine

AAFA Community Services ·
What health issue did the study examine? Families who leave a hospital with prescriptions for asthma medicine sometimes do not fill them. That can cause return trips to the emergency room for treatment. What do we know about this issue so far? Some families have trouble filling prescriptions after a hospital visit because of a lack of transportation, time or health insurance. Some hospitals have given patients medicine before they leave in an effort to reduce the number of return visits and...
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Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

AAFA Community Services ·
QVAR® RediHaler™ (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA) Inhalation Aerosol is now available to patients by prescription! It is the first and only breath-actuated inhaled corticosteroid for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients ages 4 and older. QVAR® RediHaler™ is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and won’t replace a rescue inhaler.
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What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines

AAFA Community Services ·
Keeping your asthma under control is a key part of staying healthy. Avoiding asthma triggers to prevent symptoms is important. So is carrying a quick-relief (rescue) inhaler everywhere you go. Long-term control medicines that you take every day help you prevent and control asthma symptoms. But asthma medicine can be expensive, whether or not you have insurance. If multiple members of your family have asthma, the cost is even greater. Your house may be stocked with different kinds of inhalers...
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Re: GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Two Lots of Ventolin HFA Albuterol Sulfate Inhalers

Carrottop50 ·
I got a new doctor and he did the prior authorization correctly and It was still denied. They want to know why I can't use it.I left a message for my doctor to do the appeal and tell them it doesn't work for me.I'm still using the inhaler that my sister sent me the money for. I still have to use my inhaler in hot weather here in Az. It's 115 and tomorrow 117 and we've had dangerously hot weather. We already broke the record of 120 from 23 yrs.ago. I stayed in for 2 weeks because dangerous...
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Re: What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medicines

Allison ·
New apps may also help you find lower priced medicines: http://www.modernhealthcare.co...0/MAGAZINE/307309981
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Asthma sickness ·
Hi im susana torrechilla from phillipines im here in this community because im always trigger of asthma I already hospitalize 2x in icu about my asthma.I need help some medication about my asthma very long time I know this site will help me about my problem.im not often see the doctore about the financial problem I hope they have a doctor her can help me to diagnose my asthma.I hope one day answer my prayer.thank you! Need medication for begging and for help about my asthma.thank u so much
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Susana! That sounds super frustrating! You may be eligible for help through pharmaceutical assistance programs . Have you checked AAFA's list of resources there?
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Jenny H ·
Wow- this came as quite a surprise that the old inhaler is no longer available. The email and letter I received in the mail introducing the inhaler said NOTHING about discontinuing the old inhaler. Only through this post did I learn this. Extremely upsetting business practice on behalf of Teva. Does anyone have experience with this inhaler? My daughter is only 3 years old and we use a spacer- since this can't be used with a spacer just wondering how well it works for the little ones. Any...
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

K8sMom2002 ·
That would be a great question to ask your doc -- but I understand why you wouldn't want to have an appointment just for this question. Why not put a call into the doctor's office and talk with the nurse? Or email your doctor through your portal? Another possibility: could you reach out to your pharmacist? Or if you guys use a respiratory therapist, to them? My pediatrician talked to us about going to a dry powder inhaler that didn't require a spacer because so often parents and kids don't...
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Doug Abrahamson ·
My Qvar prescription is setup for auto-refill at Walgreens. A couple of days ago it was supposed to be refilled and the status changed to out of stock and backorder. A few days later it was filled and when I went in to pick it up, the pharmacist said something like the manufacturer changed. When I got home I discovered my prescription was changed to the new Qvar RediHaler. I'm looking forward to trying it out but I won't know for another 20 days until I use up my old Qvar.
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

K8sMom2002 ·
Doug, I hope it works well for you! Glad your pharmacist noted the change so you would be aware of it.
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Pljohns ·
I take qvar and am waiting to see what they fill it with this month
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Ann Barbiero ·
Teva Pharmaceuticals and other inhaler manufacturers need to make an inhaler product that does NOT have these serious side effects. No Glaucoma, Cataracts, Adrenal Insufficiency, etc. wanted by me (SEE WARNINGS listed above). Jenny H. - Please Note: Product described above says 4 years of age and older.
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Kathy P ·
Ann - it's very frustrating when meds have potential long term side effects. It's are really hard position for everyone with asthma to have to balance the trade off of meds to manage their asthma and potential side effects.
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Melissa G ·
Doug, do you like the qvar redihaler? Have you noticed any differences with it?
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Pljohns ·
I use the QVAR respihaler too and for me, not having propellant in it made a huge difference. My lungs have never liked the prolellant but I've always managed because the steroid component took care of the issues I had but the new respihaler is MUCH better for me.
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Re: Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Daily Maintenance Asthma Medication

Doug Abrahamson ·
I agree with PLJOHNS comments. The new delivery works fine. I also like not having to use a spacer.
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Re: AAFA Action Alert: Protect Your Health and Keep Access to Health Insurance

GigiGibson ·
So, if I fill out the form you send in a request to keep the AFA for me, with my information? No way! I didn't know the AAFA was a liberal site. I thought you were a neutral non-profit. I know more working people now without insurance because of the AFA. I now pay $1323.00 a month in premiums for a family of three. I used to pay half that. I personally hope and pray we find a better plan than the AFA. It's driving costs up and insurance companies out of business. The first year the US HAD...
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First Digital Quick-Relief Albuterol Inhaler Uses Technology to Aid in Asthma Management

AAFA Community Services ·
Teva Respiratory, LLC., a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the launch of ProAir® Digihaler® (albuterol sulfate 117 mcg) Inhalation Powder, the first and only digital rescue inhaler indicated in patients four years or older for the treatment or prevention of bronchospasm who have reversible obstructive airway disease, and for prevention of exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB).
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Public Health Emergency: Wildfires in the Western U.S. Cause Dangerous Air Pollution for People With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Record-setting wildfires continue to rage across the western United States, putting millions of people with asthma at risk. The smoke and ash from the fires are polluting the air , creating unhealthy – even hazardous – air quality. This is a serious health emergency. What Do People With Asthma Need to Know About the Current Wildfires and Air Quality? The EPA’s AirNow.gov program measures and reports the air quality across the United States. Air quality is measured by the number of small...
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Teva Announces Two More Digital Inhalers for Asthma - AirDuo® Digihaler® and ArmonAir® Digihaler®

AAFA Community Services ·
Teva Respiratory, LLC., a U.S. affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the launch of AirDuo® Digihaler® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) inhalation powder and ArmonAir® Digihaler® (fluticasone propionate) inhalation powder, two digital maintenance inhalers for patients with asthma. AirDuo® Digihaler® is a prescription medicine used to control symptoms of asthma and to prevent symptoms such as wheezing in people 12 years of age and older.
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AAFA’s Medical Scientific Council Shares Statement on Early Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Questions for People With Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
"Recent media reports of reactions to the new Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, first out of the U.K. and now one report in the United States are stirring safety concerns for people with a history of serious allergies. It’s important to remember that we still don’t have the full details regarding the specifics of any of these reported reactions. Allergists, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are all keeping an eye on these...
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Asthma and Allergies in 2020: Hope and Support During Uncertainty

AAFA Community Services ·
Like many organizations, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The asthma and allergy community has been heavily impacted by several events of 2020: The public health emergency and economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Loss of health care or delayed access to medications due to the pandemic Record-breaking wildfires and health impacts related to natural disasters and air pollution Widespread upheaval over racial...
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AAFA's Experts Help FDA and NIH Address Safety of Asthma Medications During Pregnancy and Lactation

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is one of the most common medical problems that occurs during pregnancy. It can be potentially serious. Asthma can get worse during pregnancy and lead to problems like high blood pressure, early labor and delivery, and low birth weight. Asthma can even cause death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks pregnancy-related deaths (from any cause) in the United States in a system called the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS) . The rate of maternal deaths...
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Re: Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

woody ·
how do i submit a question to a doctor? i am a member. On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 1:36 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

AAFA Community Services ·
Your medical records are important, especially when you have asthma and allergies . They are the history of all the medical care you have received and can help your doctors more accurately create a plan of treatment for you. But getting copies of your medical records may be a challenge. Whether you need them for your new doctor, a job, or just for your personal files, you should be able to access your records. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the...
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Re: Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

ses1978 ·
This is great but when your doctor suddenly abandons your treatment and care, apparently you don’t even get to review your records despite of HIPAA. So what can we do about that?
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Re: Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

JR ·
@ses1978 Access to your medical records is a right you are guaranteed by law . If your doctor's office is refusing to give you a copy of our records they should be reported (to whom depends on the specific situation and the state you live in). If you'd like to discuss the specifics of this issue, you can call AAFA's Support Center at (800) 727-8462 (or send an email to info@aafa.org ) and we can advise you on a plan of action.
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Re: Answers to Common Questions About Getting Copies of Your Medical Records

JR ·
@woody If you'd like to ask the AAFA doctor a question you can: A) post your question here in the forum or; B) send your question to our Ask the Allergist service .
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Advocacy Action Day for People With Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Advocating for people with asthma and allergies is a great way to spread awareness during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . We invite you to join us for Advocacy Action Day! Today, we ask you to help us tell Congress what people with asthma and allergies need to live full, healthy lives. More than 65 million Americans have asthma and allergies. And some people may have one or both of these conditions for which there is no cure. About 25 million Americans have asthma 32 million...
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2021 Asthma Capitals™ Report: Where Does Your City Rank?

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AAFA Highlights the Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma On May 5, 2021, World Asthma Day , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2021 Asthma Capitals™ report . This report analyzes data from the 100 largest cities in the U.S. to identify the most challenging places to live with asthma. This year, Allentown, Pennsylvania, takes the top spot. How Are Cities Ranked? Knowing what puts someone at higher risk for asthma is an important part of...
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Amgen Submits Biologics License Application for Tezepelumab for Severe Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Amgen today announced its partner AstraZeneca submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for tezepelumab, a potential first-in-class medicine in severe asthma.
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Managing Peak Week, the Time When Asthma Attacks Are at Their Worst

Melanie Carver ·
COVID-19 made it clearer than ever that breathing shouldn’t be taken for granted and lung health is getting some long-overdue national attention. But for those who live with asthma – a serious, chronic disease of the lungs that causes the airways to be inflamed and narrow – the constant concern over breathing is ever-present. Approximately 25 million Americans have asthma, and the effects can be even more extreme for the 2.5 million suffering from severe asthma, a form of asthma requiring...
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The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Latest Information for People With Asthma and Allergies

Updates as of Dec. 1, 2021: We have updated this blog post to reflect the most recent recommendations from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more information becomes available, we will continue to update our community. The COVID-19 vaccine is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus , ending the pandemic, and protecting ourselves and other people. It can reduce your chance of severe COVID-19,...
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