Benralizumab phase III trials show positive results in severe asthma – Press Release – AstraZeneca

Read first-hand Astra Zeneca’s press release where they report that AstraZeneca’s first biologic respiratory medicine met primary and key secondary endpoints in pivotal trials for severe asthma.

Source: Benralizumab phase III trials show positive results in severe asthma

This drug is potentially a breakthrough for severe asthma.

At the moment, the standard treatment is steroids. But systemic steroid exposure can lead to serious and irreversible adverse effects, including osteoporosis, anxiety, depression, weight gain, glaucoma and diabetes.

If you suffer with asthma or have a friend or family member with this condition, this article might give them new hope.

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Mary Burrows moves to England to get breast cancer drugs she denied Welsh patients | Daily Mail Online

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English: Six bottles of different types of cancer drugs over a graded blue to white background. Clockwise from center: Blenoxane (), Oncovin (), DTIC-Dome (), Cytoxan (), Adriamycin (), and VePesid (). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s another outstanding must-read article from the Daily Mail. Check it out!

via Mary Burrows moves to England to get breast cancer drugs she denied Welsh patients | Daily Mail Online.

The article highlights how quality of care in the NHS is linked to one’s post-code.

To me, as a layman, there’s something fundamentally wrong with the way the NHS allocates its budget. Too liitle goes to top-quality cancer care and too much to paying agency workers because staff refuse proper rostering.

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