Archive | September, 2011

Asthma, Poor Children, and the Emergency Room

By Dr. Larry Chiaramonte A study conducted in South Carolina showed that fewer than 20% of poor children who ended up in emergency rooms with asthma attacks were prescribed the medications they need to keep it from happening again. Lead researcher Dr. Annie Lintzenich Andrews, a pediatrician at the Medical University of South Carolina, told […]

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The New Primatene Flap

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich As the clock ticks away on Primatene Mist, the only over-the-counter asthma inhaler left on the market, it is being ginned up as an argument against regulatory overreach by the Obama administration. I have been observing the Primatene controversy for decades as an asthma specialist. I have to say that there’s […]

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