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Older adults with asthma or concurrent asthma and COPD are less likely to be hospitalized for obstructive lung disease if they take an inhaled corticosteroid, according to a new study.
Researchers recently examined how pharmacist-conducted medication reconciliation at patient discharge impacted 30-day readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Michael Cawley, PharmD, discusses a recently approved digitized respiratory inhaler and explains why health care providers should consider how this new technology will track personal data.
Laura Spece, MD, a critical care medicine fellow at the University of Washington, examines the gaps in care for high-risk patients with comorbidities and explains how these gaps increase hospital readmissions.
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