Thursday, October 13, 2011

Asthma Drug Spending Soars in U.S. - Maggie Fox -

U.S. spending on asthma drugs more than quadrupled from $527 million to $2.5 billion in the 10 years from 1998 to 2008, according to government figures released on Wednesday.

Much of the reason is clear. The proportion of children who used a prescribed drug to treat their asthma doubled from 29 percent in 1997-1998 to 58 percent in 2007-2008, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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