Content about Allergology

January 23, 2012

Perrigo is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a drug used to treat allergies in adolescents and adults, the company said Monday.

August 31, 2011

The St. Louis University Medical Center on Tuesday issued a step-by-step guide in tackling allergies, timely considering the recent uptick in ragweed allergies.

August 24, 2011

A wet spring has made for ideal allergen-creating conditions — the growth of ragweed and an increase in mold. According to a Quest Diagnostics study, sensitization to common ragweed has grown 15% nationally since 2000, while mold grew 12%.


August 16, 2011

A take-home allergy test called MyAllergyTest will be available beginning Oct. 1 in retail markets in the Midwest through a partnership between supplier ImmuneTech and Meijer, ImmuneTech announced Tuesday.

August 10, 2011

Sanofi on Wednesday announced the introduction of Allegra's new Allergy Adventures contest on Facebook. Allergy sufferers are invited to upload a short video showing their daily challenges with allergies for a chance to win $5,000 toward a vacation package.

August 8, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted an approval application for a drug made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for treating allergies, Teva said.

August 2, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has given tentative approval to an emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions made by Intelliject, the drug maker said.

June 30, 2011

Consumers suffering from a gluten allergy can satisfy their sweet tooth with new certified gluten-free baking mixes.

June 20, 2011

In the year leading up to the switch of Allegra, Sanofi generated $214.2 million in U.S. prescription sales of Allegra, largely due to the generic competition against its Allegra D formulation. Now Sanofi is looking to virtually match those annual sales figures within the much more profitable nonprescription venue with the company’s successful switch from prescription to OTC this spring. 


June 20, 2011

A new study recently estimated that 5.9 million children in the United States suffer from a food allergy.

May 26, 2011

A milk formula for babies made by Gerber Products can reduce the risk of atopic dermatitis, and Gerber has the Food and Drug Administration’s permission to say so.

May 26, 2011

A recent Quest Diagnostics "Health Trends Report" released Wednesday raised the possibility that men have a higher risk for allergies than women or that men, as a function of their gender, require different reporting standards when evaluated for allergies with increasingly used blood tests.

May 24, 2011

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

May 11, 2011

Consumers with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity now can add a popular cereal brand to their diet.

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 20, 2011

Lysol, a Reckitt Benckiser brand, is looking to help allergy sufferers this spring.

April 15, 2011

Whoever named the genus to which ragweed plants belong “ambrosia” had a terrific sense of irony. The name, derived from Greek, refers to the food of the gods, but the plant is more like punishment from the gods, considering that it’s the main culprit in seasonal allergies.

April 12, 2011

The 2011 allergy season is expected to be 27 days longer in the northernmost parts of North America, adding almost a month of suffering to the typical pollen allergy season of February through October, a study published Tuesday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences determined.

April 12, 2011

A U.S. Department of Agriculture study published in March in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that ragweed season is almost 16 days longer than it was in 1995 due to changes in the first frost line of the fall in North America. The first frost steadily has been creeping northward and later into the year, lead researcher Lewis Ziska wrote. That’s 16 more days of allergy relief sales — especially good news for Chattem as it shepherds its recently switched Allegra antihistamine through its first year.

April 11, 2011

Ansell Healthcare Products on Monday announced the release of Skyn Large following the success of Skyn, the first polyisoprene condom on the market, and due to high consumer demand for a larger Skyn product.

March 30, 2011

Prestige Brands on Wednesday announced the launch of a new one-dose-per-day allergy medicine — PediaCare 24-hour allergy.

March 29, 2011

In a sneeze heard around the world, allergy season is afoot, but the country’s retail pharmacies are on call to help the estimated 60 million Americans whose sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and congestion will drive them to wit’s end this year.

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.

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