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Audrey Abella, 22 May 2017
Fixed-dose combinations of long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) offered superior efficacy and comparable safety to LAMA or LABA/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), the two most commonly prescribed first-line treatments for stable moderate-to-very-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a meta-analysis.
Rachel Soon, 04 Aug 2017

Investment in health crisis response systems during non-pandemic periods is crucial to combating the next inevitable flu pandemic, according to a government representative.

Pearl Toh, 21 Aug 2017
High free sugar intake during pregnancy was associated with a heightened risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the children, independent of their sugar intake during early childhood, according to the ALSPAC* study.

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22 Jun 2015
FLUTIFORM®– Fluticasone propionate and Formoterol fumarate Inhalation 50 mcg/5 mcg, 125 mcg/5 mcg and 250 mcg/10 mcg  
• flutiform® combines the ICS and LABA that doctors prefer:1,2
     - Well-tolerated and potent anti-inflammatory effects of fluticasone1-5
     - Fast onset and sustained bronchodilatory action of formoterol1-5
• flutiform® delivers a consistently high fine particle fraction across flow rates.6

References:
1. Price D, Bousquet J. Real-world perceptions of inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2-agonist combinations in the treatment of asthma. Resp Med 2012; 106 (S1): S4-S8.
2.
Thomas M, Haughney J, Price D. Physicians’ attitudes towards combination therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-agonist: an observational study in UK specialist care. Prag Obs Res 2011; 2: 25-31.
3. Flutiform® Approved Prescribing Information/Data Sheet.
4. Bodzenta-Lukaszyk A et al. Fluticasone/formoterol combination therapy is as effective as fluticasone/salmeterol in the treatmentof asthma, but has a more rapid onset of action: an open-label, randomized study. BMC Pulm Med 2011; 11: 28-37.
5. Aalbers R et al. Onset ofbronchodilation with fluticasone/formoterol combination versus fluticasone/salmeterol in an open-label, randomized study. Adv Ther 2012; 29 (11):958-969.
6.
Johal B, Howald M, Fischer M, Marshall J. Comparison of the fine particle fraction of fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate combination with other combination products. Poster presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) 22nd Annual Congress, 1–5 September 2012, Vienna,Austria.

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Pearl Toh, 08 Jun 2016
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patients have more severe illness and a higher mortality rate than non-MERS severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) patients, according to a study presented at the recent American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference 2016 held in San Francisco, California, US.
Audrey Abella, 22 May 2017
Fixed-dose combinations of long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) offered superior efficacy and comparable safety to LAMA or LABA/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), the two most commonly prescribed first-line treatments for stable moderate-to-very-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a meta-analysis.
Rachel Soon, 04 Aug 2017

Investment in health crisis response systems during non-pandemic periods is crucial to combating the next inevitable flu pandemic, according to a government representative.

Pearl Toh, 21 Aug 2017
High free sugar intake during pregnancy was associated with a heightened risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the children, independent of their sugar intake during early childhood, according to the ALSPAC* study.