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  • FDA urges safety curbs to decrease use of 4 popular asthma drugs, citing lifethreatening risk

    02/18/2010 12:24:00 PM PST · by cajuncow · 19 replies · 715+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-18-10 | Associated Press
    The government is taking steps to curb use of some long-acting asthma drugs used by millions, issuing safety restrictions Thursday to lower a life-threatening risk that asthma could worsen suddenly. The Food and Drug Administration's warnings cover the drugs Advair, Symbicort, Foradil and Serevent. The FDA said they should be used only by asthmatics who can't control their lung disease with other medications _ and even then only for the shortest time possible.