Inhalers now a ‘fashion accessory’

Inhalers are often dispensed for no good reason and are being treated like a “fashion accessory” argue respiratory doctors, who say the trivialisation of asthma is leading to child deaths.

Writing in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, they point out that after years of underdiagnosing asthma, the pendulum has swung too far in the opposite direction.

To back their claim of