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We need to change how we self-manage asthma and COPD


I feel like I must be missing something as this sounds rather like reinventing the wheel to me. I'm not saying this always happens, but asthma and COPD patients should already have this treatment to hand and know how to use it. Adding further prescriptions sounds like adding further confusion to me - "When do I use the "emergency pack" and when do I use my "normal" blue inhaler, doctor?" And I can just see some patients saying the "emergency pack" works better because it is packaged as "special"! Further, surely this pack would incur 2 prescription charges; I can't see many people who pay shelling out if they already have other equivalent prescriptions.

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24 Apr 2019

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