Monthly Newsletter from the Arizona Asthma Coalition

Save your seat 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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Featured Session:

The Stock Inhaler

Program in Arizona:

Updates & Future Directions

Presented by

Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Gerald's Bio

Ensuring Access to Albuterol in Schools: From Policy to Implementation 

Repost from National Library of Medicine

For children with asthma, access to quick-relief medications is critical to minimizing morbidity and mortality. An innovative and practical approach to ensure access at school is to maintain a supply of stock albuterol that can be used by any student who experiences respiratory distress. To make this possible, state laws allowing for stock albuterol are needed to improve medication access.

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Teen’s Documentary Exposes the Dangers of Vaping

Repost from American Lung Association

The statistics about youth vaping are shocking. Close to one in five teens vape, and youth vaping rates are 73% greater than they were four years ago. When Cole Kosch realized how big the vaping culture was in his own school, and the lack of awareness around the health impacts, he set out to change that by creating a documentary for kids his age.

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‘Breathing Better Is A Game-Changer’: Veep Star Tony Hale Shares His Story About Asthma And Anxiety

Repost from Forbes

When most people travel to Italy, they eagerly await the Colosseum, Mount Vesuvius or Cinque Terre. Not Tony Hale. “As a child, I just wanted to know, ‘Where’s the closest hospital?’” The two-time Emmy winner for HBO’s Veep is raising awareness for asthma, a chronic lung condition which he has been managing since childhood. Hale specifically wants the public to know about a subtype, eosinophilic asthma, and a simple blood test that can guide people in the right direction. The versatile actor also points out that respiratory distress can be anxiety-inducing. “When you’re breathing better, it’s a game-changer!

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Asthma Group Warns Against Social Media Trend of Inhaling Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Coronavirus

Repost from The Washington Post

A leading asthma patient group has issued a warning against an unproven coronavirus treatment circulating on social media that is leading some people to post videos of themselves breathing in hydrogen peroxide through a nebulizer. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called the action “concerning and dangerous” in a [recent] blog post, emphasizing that it will neither treat nor prevent the virus and is harmful to the lungs. “DO NOT put hydrogen peroxide into your nebulizer and breathe it in. This is dangerous!” the foundation wrote.

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Philip Morris Is Buying An Asthma Inhaler Company. Health Groups Are Suspicious

Repost from NPR

Philip Morris International is buying British pharmaceutical firm Vectura in a deal that will see a company synonymous with Big Tobacco taking over a firm that makes asthma inhalers. The American Lung Association, Asthma UK and other health groups have spoken out against the takeover.  The purchase "is the latest reprehensible choice from a company that has profited from addicting users to its deadly products," the leaders of the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society said in a joint statement.  "We are deeply concerned that PMI will use the inhalation services technologies developed by Vectura to make their tobacco products more addictive," they said. "We are also deeply troubled that this company could further profit from the disease their products have caused by now selling therapies to the same people who were sickened by smoking PMI cigarettes."

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