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Old 11-02-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Arcesious View Post
I remember one commerical that was advertising something I think is too dangerous to use... It was some sort of new inhaler medicine, and one of the side effects was "may increase risk of asthma related death."
It's the drug Advair, and it's not very new, it's been around for a few years. It's used to treat asthma, actually. Some people don't react well to the medication, and stopping certain asthma medications abruptly (such as this one) can cause asthma to flare up, hence the 'may increase risk of asthma related death'. The risk for that happening is exceedingly small, but since death is a rather significant event, they have to mention it in the ad.

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