Quick Fix Isn’t Best Fix for Asthma

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Asthma patients are overusing short acting
medications. I’m Erin White and THIS is a dailyRx Minute.
The frequent users of “quick-fix” short-acting bronchodilators that were interviewed KNEW
they had poor control of their asthma but used the short-acting option because it was
a fast, effective and cheap method to get them back to their lives.
The overuse of short-acting bronchodilators is recognized INTERNATIONALLY as a sign of
poor asthma control. Overuse of these devices also may increase risk of emergency room visits
and hospital stays. Ask YOUR doctor about long-term asthma treatments and for additional
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