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Irish people are not taking advantage of available medication to achieve total control of their asthma

There is an estimated 400,000 asthma sufferers in Ireland with 8% of them undiagnosed. US studies show that the use of a drug called Seretide can enable up to 50% of patients to live symptom free yet only 8% of Irish sufferers have their asthma under total control. 37% of Irish asthma sufferers have been hospitalized at least once for their condition and 46% have had to restrict their sport and recreation habits.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Irish Examiner

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About: Irish people are not taking advantage of available medication to achieve total control of their asthma

Date: 19 October 2004

Source: Irish Examiner

Author: Jim Morahan

URL: http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/Full_Story/did-sgSdknab33wkosgadLjt5C321I.asp

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