Increased Usage of Proventil and Other Asthma Drugs among Children

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

An increasing number of children carry Proventil or some other allergy medication with them during classes. Allergies are now an increasingly major concern in the classroom, as children find themselves allergic to many foods and other items commonly present in schools. Around 2.2 million children suffering from food allergies today, according to Dr. Douglas Jones, […]

Cost of Generic Proventil and Other Drugs to Rise Soon

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In Kansas City, third-generation pharmacist Spalitto is worried about the rising cost of certain generic drugs. Albuterol (brand name Proventil) cost $18.99 for 100 pills, but in March the price jumped to $579.55. Other medications like Divalproex (anti-seizure) cost $1,629.95 this month, increased from $122.99. “That would be like going to the gas pump at […]

Proventil May Limit Growth in Children

Friday, June 14th, 2013

A recent study indicates that children using Proventil and steroidal inhalants for asthma treatment do not grow as tall as children who are not on such medications. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects five percent of children. Almost five million asthma patients are below the age of 18 years according to the Asthma and […]