TITLE

Asthmatics at risk from 'right-handed' drug

AUTHOR(S)
Lesser, Frank; Brown, William
PUB. DATE
November 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/9/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1794, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Details the findings of a British researcher that some common asthma inhalers contain a form of drug that may be contributing to the increase in asthma deaths worldwide. Claim that beta 2 agonist drugs include variants that may increase the likelihood of someone with severe asthma suffering fatal attack; Mechanism of action of beta-2 agonists such as salbutamol, marketed as Ventolin; Animal experiments on salbutamol explaining why beta-2 agonists make things worse.
ACCESSION #
10553017

 

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