Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Weinberger and colleagues1 found that a pharmacy-based education program for
patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) produced
mixed results. Although patients in the education program had improved peak
expiratory flow rates (PEFRs), they also had more emergency department (ED)
visits. Furthermore, many pharmacists did not use the program consistently.
Guidry RT. Pharmacist Care for Reactive Airway Disease—Reply. JAMA. 2003;289(9):1103-1106. doi:10.1001/jama.289.9.1103-a