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March 5, 2003

Pharmacist Care for Reactive Airway Disease—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(9):1103-1106. doi:10.1001/jama.289.9.1103-a

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.

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