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Bronchial Thermoplasty Update: Taking Another Look at a Breakthrough Therapy

By Henry Ehrlich A few years ago we covered avidly the treatment for severe asthma known as Bronchial Thermoplasty — “BT” — in the wake of its being approved by the FDA. Briefly, a specialist inserts a device into the lungs and zapping with heat airway smooth muscles that have become permanently thickened by years […]

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Bootleg EpiPen—What Could You Buy?

By Henry Ehrlich A mother of my acquaintance was staring wistfully at some travel brochures and wondering what she could get for the cost of the six EpiPens she buys annually for her kids–$3600 on her crummy insurance plan–$550 per pair. Then she looked at prices in Canada and found prices of $80 to $160 […]

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