CORTISONE-BASED DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR CHEST INFECTIONS

November 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Health Blog

Tens of thousands of Australians are being inappropriately prescribed inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), putting their health at risk and costing the federal government millions of dollars a year. Doctors are commonly co-prescribing the drugs alongside antibiotics to patients with respiratory tract infections but no obstructive airway disease, according to a report released today by the Australian […]