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Inhaled Medications for Asthma Preferred Over Systemic Ones


Two new studies support administration of asthma medications by inhalation rather than systemically.


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Lee-Wong M et al. Comparison of high-dose inhaled flunisolide to systemic corticosteroids in severe adult asthma. Chest. 2002;122:1208–13.