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New Drugs to Treat Asbestosis

The symptoms and presentation of someone with lung scarring due to an asbestos exposure (asbestosis) can be identical to those people with a condition known as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).   Read about two new recently approved drugs, pirfenidone and nintedanib, for the treatment of IPF that may be useful in treating asbestosis

Taconite Exposure Linked to Mesothelioma

With a quote from Dr. Michael Harbut, this news article by David Shaffer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews the recent release of a six year, multimillion dollar study conducted by the University of Minnesota identifying a connection between taconite and the development of mesothelioma.