More than a quarter of Australians who use inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to control their asthma are dispensed high and potentially toxic cumulative levels of oral corticosteroids (OCS), a new study suggests. An analysis of a 10% random sample of PBS dispensing data between 2014 and 2018 identified 124,011 people aged 12 years and above who ...
Oral steroid overuse in asthma a red flag for review
By Mardi Chapman
16 Sep 2020