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There is new hope for those with “difficult to treat” asthma in the new year, with breakthrough biologic to be PBS listed on 1 Jan Nucala (mepolizumab) is the first …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Pharmacist comprehensive review of treatment compared with STOPP-START criteria to detect potentially inappropriate prescription in older complex patients A prospective multicentre …

Experts are calling for a “ramp up” of efforts to manage asthma, including targeting people who do not know they may be affected by the condition Dr Michael Sutherland, a …

Keeping one step ahead of pollen triggers for thunderstorm asthma Ed Newbigin, University of Melbourne; Alfredo Huete, University of Technology Sydney; Beth Ebert, Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Janet Davies, Queensland …

New biologic to treat severe asthma heads new PBS listings The first biologic medicine to treat severe allergic asthma in patients whose symptoms are inadequately controlled with high dose preventer …

It’s not just about Melbourne: why we need a national approach to ‘thunderstorm asthma’ Guy Marks, UNSW Australia The tragic deaths of at least six people, apparently from thunderstorm asthma, …

This week’s fires in Western Australia have again highlighted the importance for people with asthma of being prepared Tony Carter, executive director of the Asthma Foundation WA, told the AJP …

Horror asthma events triggered by thunderstorms and top speakers at the Guild parliamentary dinner… This week, three Victorians died after they suffered respiratory problems in the “thunderstorm asthma” emergency, and …

Future hay fever seasons will be worse thanks to climate change Janet Davies, The University of Queensland and Paul Beggs, Macquarie University It’s now late spring, with summer just around …

The latest in research news, as gathered by Debbie Rigby Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of sofosbuvir and ledipasvir for the treatment of hepatitis This article reviews the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties …

People who suffer from hayfever should consider carrying a Ventolin puffer at all times – especially if thunderstorms like last night’s are expected, an asthma expert says. Associate Professor Cenk …

Yarraville’s Carnovale Pharmacy was inundated with people seeking relief from asthma last night after a severe thunderstorm hit Melbourne – to the point where the pharmacy ran out of Ventolin. …