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  • n. An agonist used in the management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causing bronchodilation by relaxing the smooth muscle in the airway.

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  • Big Pharma and the FDA have known for years that formoterol fumarate, found in Symbicort, Dulera and Foradil, and salmeterol, found in Advair Diskus and Serevent Diskus, can paradoxically cause asthma deaths, especially in children and African-Americans.

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

  • The new FDA restrictions apply to four drugs: salmeterolĀ  (Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil), which contain only an LABA, and the combination medications, salmeterol/fluticasone (Advair) and formoterol/budesonide (Symbicort), which contain both a LABA and an inhaled corticosteroid.

    Asthma drug concerns prompt new safety restrictions

  • The new FDA restrictions apply to four drugs: salmeterol(Serevent) and formoterol (Foradil), which contain only an LABA, and the combination medications, salmeterol/fluticasone (Advair) and formoterol/budesonide (Symbicort), which contain both a LABA and an inhaled corticosteroid.

    Asthma drug concerns prompt new safety restrictions

  • The data provided by the company were inadequate to establish the appropriate dose of the two components of Symbicort, budesonide and formoterol, for patients aged between 6 and 11, the FDA's complete response letter said.

    FDA Seeks Symbicort Data

  • The FDA's complete response letter said data provided by the company was inadequate to establish the appropriate dose of the two components of Symbicort, budesonide and formoterol, for patients aged between six years old and 11 years old.

    FDA Seeks More Data on AstraZeneca's Symbicort

  • Two of the drugs, Serevent and Advair by GlaxoSmithKline PLC, contain the active ingredient salmeterol while another drug Foradil, made by Novartis AG and marketed in the U.S. by Schering-Plough Corp., contains the active ingredient formoterol.

    Asthma Drug Safety Review

  • Just circling back to the aclidinium formoterol combo, can you give us a sense of what your hurdle rate is for trough FEV1 efficacy, for that to be clinically meaningful?

    Forest Laboratories Q3 2011 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha

  • With regards to the fixed dose combination of aclidinium and formoterol, we reported two

    Forest Laboratories Q3 2011 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha

  • Phase IIbs, those ranging studies comparing different fixed dose combination of aclidinium and formoterol: Aclidinium alone formoterol alone, and placebo administered in BID in patients with moderate to severe COPD.

    Forest Laboratories Q3 2011 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha

  • The fixed dose combination also provided the improved bronco dilution compared to aclidinium alone and formoterol alone.

    Forest Laboratories Q3 2011 Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha

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