Patients miss asthma meds due to high cost

The foundation called on the federal government to review the cost of asthma medication on the PBS, and to consider concession cards for people with chronic conditions, following a survey showing noncompliance was commonplace.

“Over 400 Australian asthmatics die each year, and there has been a recent spike in the number of child deaths, so asthma control can be, literally, a matter of life and death,” the foundation CEO Michele Goldman said in a media statement.

“A review of the PBS system, with a view to reducing the disparity between