Asthma Drugs May Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests 1 (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption Researchers Amber Cardani, PhD, and Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD, have determined that early administration of two drugs commonly used to treat asthma and allergies may prevent a deadly form of viral pneumonia. Credit Josh Barney | UVA Health System Usage Restrictions May be used by reporters and webmasters to accompany coverage of the pneumonia discovery. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health System. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.