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15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Asthma and Allergy Clinical Conference on November 13, 2021. The Conference provides education and networking for clinicians and anyone who cares for patients living with asthma and allergies.

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FDA Grants Priority Review to Tezepelumab for Asthma 

Repost from AstraZeneca

A biologics license application (BLA) for Tezepelumab has been accepted by the FDA and granted priority review for the treatment of asthma, according to a press release from Amgen.

Despite encouraging advancements in the treatment of asthma, many patients do not qualify or respond to currently available biologic medicines. Individuals with severe, uncontrolled asthma often experience exacerbations, limitations on lung function, and a reduced quality of life as a result. 

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Doctors Might Have Been Focusing on the Wrong Asthma Triggers

Repost from The Atlantic

All around the country, doctors have spent the pandemic wondering why their patients with asthma were suddenly doing so well. Asthma attacks have plummeted. Pediatric ICUs have sat strangely empty. “We braced ourselves for significant problems for the millions of people living with asthma,” says David Stukus, [a] doctor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “It was the complete opposite. It’s amazing.” (Fears about people with asthma getting more severe COVID-19 infections haven’t been borne out either.)

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Arizona Researchers to Study Cross-border Childhood Asthma

Repost from Associated Press

Researchers at the University of Arizona will be launching a study of how prone Hispanic children are to asthma in Tucson compared with their peers on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Sonora.

The study will follow 500 pregnant women of Mexican descent in both cities and their newborns for the next five years to see how prevalent asthma is.

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Arizona Asthma Coalition is now on Facebook! Head over to Facebook and like AAC to keep up to date on asthma, allergy and organizational updates in between our monthly newsletters. 

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As a nonprofit partnership since 1996, AAC has worked together with concerned stakeholders including public health, environmental quality, managed care, education, individual physicians and nurses, hospitals, foundations, families and other colleagues. Become a member of the Arizona Asthma Coalition or renew your membership and help us continue this important work.

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