The Allergic Rhinitis and Its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) Approach of Value-Added Medicines: as-needed treatment in allergic rhinitis

Jean Bousquet (Lead / Corresponding author), Mondher Toumi, Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, Josep M. Anto, Anna Bedbrook, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Arunas Valiulis, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Luisa Brussino, G. Walter Canonica, Lorenzo Cecchi, Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda, Tomas Chivato, Elísio M. Costa, Alvaro A. Cruz, Stefano Del Giacco, Joao A. Fonseca, Bilun Gemicioglu, Tari HaahtelaJuan Carlos Ivancevich, Marek Jutel, Igor Kaidashev, Ludger Klimek, Violeta Kvedariene, Piotr Kuna, Désirée E. Larenas-Linnemann, Brian Lipworth, Mario Morais-Almeida, Joaquim Mullol, Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, Vincenzo Patella, Nhân Pham-Thi, Frederico S. Regateiro, Philip W. Rouadi, Boleslaw Samolinski, Aziz Sheikh, Luis Taborda-Barata, Maria Teresa Ventura, Arzu Yorgancioglu, Mihaela Zidarn, Torsten Zuberbier

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Drug repurposing is a major field of value-added medicine. It involves investigating and evaluating existing drugs for new therapeutic purposes that address unmet healthcare needs. Several unmet needs in allergic rhinitis could be improved by drug repurposing. This could be game-changing for disease management. Current medications for allergic rhinitis are centered on continuous long-term treatment, and medication registration is based on randomized controlled trials carried out for a minimum of 14 days with adherence of 70% or greater. A new way of treating allergic rhinitis is to propose as-needed treatment depending on symptoms, rather than classical continuous treatment. This rostrum will discuss existing clinical trials on as-needed treatment for allergic rhinitis and real-world data obtained by the mobile health app MASK-air, which focuses on digitally-enabled, patient-centered care pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2878-2888
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Issue number11
Early online date4 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022


  • Allergic rhinitis
  • MASK-air
  • Repurposing
  • Treatment
  • Value-added medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy


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