Availability, pricing of respiratory medications varies in low- and middle-income settings

SAN FRANCISCO — The availability and pricing of asthma and COPD medications varies across different settings, with greater availability in urban and higher-income settings compared with rural and lower-income settings, researchers reported.
“The burden of chronic respiratory disease is increasing globally, with the highest disease-related morbidity and mortality centered in ... low- and middle-income countries,” Nicole Robertson, MPH, from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, said during a presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.

SAN FRANCISCO — The availability and pricing of asthma and COPD medications varies across different settings, with greater availability in urban and higher-income settings compared with rural and lower-income settings, researchers reported.
“The burden of chronic respiratory disease is increasing globally, with the highest disease-related morbidity and mortality centered in … low- and middle-income countries,” Nicole Robertson, MPH, from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, said during a presentation at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.