TGA rejects proposal for OTC sales of budesonide/formoterol inhalers

The TGA has knocked back an application to allow OTC sales of combination  budesonide/formoterol inhalers for as-needed reliever therapy in people with mild asthma. In rejecting the application for pharmacy sales, the TGA acknowledged there was evidence that a combination of long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) was potentially safer for as-needed use in ...

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