Asthma and COPD: Interchangeable use of inhalers. A document of Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immmunology (SIAAIC) & Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine (SIMeR).

@article{Lavorini2015AsthmaAC,
  title={Asthma and COPD: Interchangeable use of inhalers. A document of Italian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immmunology (SIAAIC) & Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine (SIMeR).},
  author={Federico Lavorini and Fulvio Braido and Ilaria Baiardini and Francesco Blasi and Giorgio Walter Canonica},
  journal={Pulmonary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={
          25-30
        }
}
Prescription cost-containment measures are increasing in many European countries and, as more inhaler devices become available, there may be pressure to switch patients from reference inhaled medication to cheaper generic inhaled drugs. Indeed, in some countries, such a substitution is mandated by current regulations, and patients who do not accept the substitution have to pay the difference in cost. Generic inhaled drugs are therapeutically equivalent to original branded options but may differ… CONTINUE READING
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