TITLE

Reduce use of long-acting β2-agonists in asthma therapy, FDA says

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Cheryl A.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p504
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the risks of long-acting β2-adrenergic agonists (LABAs) for asthma therapy and on the recommendations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to LABAs. It states that FDA had concluded that asthmatic people who use LABA have risk for exacerbation of the symptoms of asthma. Pulmonologists John K. Jenkins urges health care personnels to stop using LABA. Janet Woodcock of FDA had declared that LABAs is not a medication that can control asthma.
ACCESSION #
48910729

 

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