Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 4th, 1998
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the number of doctors' office visits for asthma treatment had more than doubled since 1975. There were more than 1.8 million emergency room visits for asthma in 1995.
"Overall, the rate of people that have asthma has increased about 75 percent between 1980 and 1994," said Dr. David Mannino, CDC, adding environmental factors had contributed to the increase.
"There clearly is a...
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