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Lisa Shah, MD, Clinical Associate of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago describes The Contemplation Ladder – a one to ten scale used as a measure of a smoker’s readiness to quit. References Biener L, Abrams DB. The contemplation ladder: Validation of a measure...

Fails to alleviate moderate persistent asthma symptoms

Mepolizumab Fails in a Phase II Trial

Mepolizumab, an IL-5 inhibitor, failed to alleviate moderate persistent asthma symptoms in a phase II trial of patients resistant to corticosteroids. References and Resources Flood-Page P, Swenson C, Faiferman I. A Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of Mepolizumab in Patients with Moderate...