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Update: CSL Behring announcement on their product Zemaira

Update: CSL Behring announcement on their product Zemaira
Monday, August 19, 2019
The Alpha-1 Foundation received the following communication update from CSL Behring, regarding Zemaira®, their prescription drug for augmentation therapy for the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1): "CSL Behring is pleased to inform you that we are lifting our precautionary distribution hold, and ZEMAIRA® [Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor (Human)] is now available...
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COPD patients who socialize live longer; study finds loneliness is as harmful as alcoholism and smoking

Thursday, July 29, 2010
Medical News Today A new study suggests that social interaction should be considered an important factor for extending lifespan, on a par with other health and lifestyle factors. In fact, low social interaction harms longevity as much as...
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New US website on Disabilities and Health

Monday, July 26, 2010
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a new Disabilities and Health website. Some of the new features of the site include: Easy-to-read information on healthy living, secondary conditions, accessibility, and emergency...
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"Bad Blood" film documents tragedy of tainted US blood supply in 1970s-1990s

Monday, July 26, 2010
New York, NY – The documentary film “Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale,” will premiere Wednesday in New York City as the launch of a theatrical screening series co-hosted by a coalition of national gay rights and hemophilia advocacy...
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Dr. Donohue suggests more Alpha-1 testing

Friday, July 23, 2010
A question today from the syndicated “Dr. Donahue” column DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife of 55 years died last year from the complications of an illness known as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. In her late 40s, she would become unduly...
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Patient advocacy group applauds new regulations to strengthen patients' right to appeal health insurance denials

Friday, July 23, 2010
Washington, DC—The National Health Council (NHC) today released a statement in support of today’s White House announcement of new federal regulations to strengthen patients’ rights to appeal health insurance denials. The Alpha-1...
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Charles Leonard Geiger, MD, dies; father of well-known Alpha

Friday, July 16, 2010
GAINESVILLE, GA—Charles Leonard Geiger, MD, died Wednesday, July 14. A retired pathologist, he had formerly been an officer in the US Air Force Medical Service and professor of clinical pathology at Emory Medical School. He was the father...
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Alpha-1 patient in Canada doing well after getting lung transplant despite infection with H1N1 (swine flu) virus

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
CBC News EDMONTON, Alberta—A 50-year-old Canadian with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency underwent a successful double lung transplant last year in Edmonton even though he was infected with the H1N1 virus at the time of the surgery, doctors...
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Iowa Alpha-1 education day August 28 features talks on importance of exercise, getting to positive, advocacy opportunities and More

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
DES MOINES, IA – Josh Stolpe, a Cardiopulmonary Specialist at Mercy Medical Center, will explain “The Importance of Exercise” at the Alpha-1 Education Day on August 28. Jeff Wilson, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of...
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FDA approves Kamada's IV drug Glassia as 4th US augmentation therapy for Alpha-1

Friday, July 2, 2010
Israeli biopharmaceutical company Kamada Inc. has been granted approval by the US Food and Drug Administration for Glassia, its intravenous augmentation therapy to treat emphysema due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin...
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Kathy Haduck receives Helen Chase Walsh Memorial Award

Thursday, June 17, 2010
AlphaNet Coordinator Kathy Haduck of Blandburg, PA, was honored with the Helen Chase Walsh Memorial Award at the recent annual education conference of the Alpha-1 Association in Orlando, FL. The award is presented each year by the Walsh family to...
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Do you have the scoop on Alpha-1?

Thursday, June 17, 2010
Darin and Megan Chittick know exactly why it’s important to support Alpha-1 fundraisers. Their daughter, McKinley Chittick, who is now three years old, was diagnosed with Alpha-1 when she was just a month old. She developed severe jaundice...
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$1 million donation by Cadwgans to help Alpha-1 Foundation "find new therapies and ultimately, a cure"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Ruth and Gordon E. Cadwgan, Jr., made a surprise announcement at this past weekend’s national education conference in Orlando: the donation of a million dollars to the Alpha-1 Foundation from themselves and Gordon Cadwgan, Sr. Gordon...
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