Survey of pharmacists’ attitudes towards interchangeable use of dry powder inhalers

@article{Williams2006SurveyOP,
  title={Survey of pharmacists’ attitudes towards interchangeable use of dry powder inhalers},
  author={Angela E. Williams and Henry Chrystyn},
  journal={Pharmacy World & Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={221-227}
}
It is a common cost-containment practice in some countries to dispense a cheaper, generic version of a prescribed medication. This presents few problems for most medications. However, dry powder inhalers used in asthma and COPD vary markedly in design and method of operation, so generic substitution may not be acceptable to patients or healthcare professionals. Patients dispensed an unfamiliar device in which they have received no training, risk poor inhalation technique with the potential for… CONTINUE READING

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