Asthma News – July 10 to 11, 2018

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff.

Effective July 1 - MI Medicaid Common Formulary Includes Flovent and Armonair

Michigan Medicaid has added Flovent HFA 44 mcg and 110 mcg, and Armonair Respiclick 55mcg, 113 mcg,and 232 mcg to the Common Formulary.

GetAsthmaHelp.org for Mobile Devices

The AIM website has now been updated for improved use and viewing on mobile devices. Check it out!

The pediatric asthma yardstick: Practical recommendations for a sustained step-up in asthma therapy for children with inadequately controlled asthma

The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly 'operational document'. It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are right for which age groups and identifies when a step up is needed.

Pay Less, Take More: Success in Getting Patients to Take Their Medicine

Basing patients’ medication costs on the health benefits they’ll get from a drug, rather than its price, means they’re more likely to take it, a new review of value-based insurance design shows.

Marijuana Use, Respiratory Symptoms, and Pulmonary Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

A new study found low-strength evidence that smoking marijuana is associated with cough, sputum production, and wheezing. Evidence on the association between marijuana use and obstructive lung disease and pulmonary function is insufficient.

Susceptibility to Exacerbations in Black Adults with Asthma

A large intervention study of a group of Black people with asthma at high risk of repeat exacerbation within one year found that an exacerbation susceptibility phenotype exists, independent of clinical control, and requires precision therapeutic targeting.

AIR (Asthma Is Real) Charity Dinner - Saturday, August 18 - Southfield

The Fashion House of F.A.B and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America-Michigan Chapter invite you to attend the 3rd annual AIR charity dinner at the St. Johns Armenian Church in Southfield. Through this memorial event, AIR will raise asthma awareness and funds to benefit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America-Michigan Chapter. Tickets $30 until July 18.