Asthma treatment cost to rise with inhaler ban

Hirschman, Carolyn
November 2005
Employee Benefit News;11/1/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 14, p44
Focuses on the anticipated increase in the cost of treating asthma in the U.S. following the gradual shift of the market from albuteril inhalers that contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) to those with hydrofluoroalkane. Reasons behind the decision of the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of inhalers containing CFC; Effect of the shift on low-income and uninsured patients; Impact of the ban of inhalers containing CFC on private health plans and their clients.


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