Allergy Drugs

Merck Attains Acceptance for Investigational Grass Pollen Allergy Immunotherapy Tablet

The company has received FDA investigational approval for biologics intended to treat Timothy grass and ragweed pollen.

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the Biologics License Application (BLA) for its investigational Timothy grass pollen (Phleum pratense) allergy immunotherapy tablet (AIT) has been accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In March, the company also submitted a BLA to the FDA for its investigational ragweed pollen (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) AIT. 

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Mylan Distributes Free EpiPens to U.S. Schools

Distribution of the medical devices is intended to prevent students from suffering life-threatening allergic reactions at school.

Since Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), launched the EpiPen4Schools program in August 2012, thousands of schools across the country have elected to participate and redeem free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. The program was created to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) at school.

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Mylan Distributes Free EpiPens to U.S. Schools

Distribution of the medical devices is intended to prevent students from suffering life-threatening allergic reactions at school.

Since Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical business of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), launched the EpiPen4Schools program in August 2012, thousands of schools across the country have elected to participate and redeem free EpiPen® or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors. The program was created to help schools have improved access to epinephrine in the event a person experiences a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) at school.

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Sunovion Announces Nationwide Availability of ZETONNA Nasal Aerosol

The drug, designed to treat patients suffering from allergic rhinitis, is intended for patients 12 years of age and older.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the nationwide availability of ZETONNA (ciclesonide) Nasal Aerosol, 74 mcg once-daily, for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR), also known as hay fever or nasal allergies. ZETONNA is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR) in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. It is the only dry nasal aerosol approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with once daily, one spray per nostril (37 mcg) dosing.

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