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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
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
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