Study Shows Asthma Sufferers Should Probably Bone Up On Inhaler Technique

December 20, 2014 5:37 PM

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Asthma UK has reported that poor technique has led to many people being prescribed stronger inhaler asthma medication than they need. Other studies also indicate that most people do not know how to use an inhaler properly—nor do patients know how to use emergency epinephrine injectors.

“This is an alarming study,” responds ABC News chief of health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser. “Asthma and anaphylaxis can be fatal, especially if critical medications are not administered properly.” The study shows that only about 7 percent of people use inhalers properly.

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