Hitchens, Kathy
June 2007
Drug Topics;6/18/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 12, p48
Trade Publication
The article discusses the views of notable people concerning hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) as replacement for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in inhalers in the U.S. Professor Leslie Hendeles and colleagues have found that HFA metered-dose inhalers albuterol are effective in relieving airway obstruction, and clog the actuator readily than CFCs. Pharmacist Kristen Binaso of the American Pharmacists Association believes that pharmacists need to prime the HFA device or teach the patient to prime it, as well as obtain a new prescription. Professor Theresa Prosser claims that the higher cost of inhalers could greatly affect the uninsured or people without drug benefits.


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