Antiquated Nebulizers Deliver Uneven Asthma Doses – FDA Reviewers
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Hand-held rubber ball nebulizers are “antiquated” and deliver inconsistently measured doses, FDA reviewers say in briefing materials prepared for a Feb. 26 advisory committee meeting to discuss removing the devices from the OTC monograph.
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