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The Pharmaceutical Journal – UK asthma mortality is too high

Posted on: 2 Jul 2019
 

The UK has the fourth worst asthma mortality rate in Europe. Around 5.4 million people receive treatment for asthma in the UK, but 1,434 people died from an asthma attack in the UK in 2015 — up by more than 20% since 2011.

In this article by The Pharmaceutical Journal, Darush Attar-Zadeh (Clinical Pharmacist and Community Pharmacy Platform Lead) discusses that pharmacists should have a greater role in ensuring patients receive the right medication and referring patients who do not have well-controlled asthma.

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The Pharmaceutical Journal - UK asthma mortality is too high



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