Extrafine CFC-free beclomethasone aerosol hits the right spot
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Inhaled corticosteroids are the gold standard anti-inflammatory therapy for patients with asthma. Currently, only a small proportion of the inhaled corticosteroid dose is actually delivered to the site of inflammation in the airways. Recent moves towards environmentally friendly chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-free inhaler devices have presented an opportunity to refine, and better target, corticosteroid aerosol delivery to the lungs. The favourable characteristics and clinical potential of a new CFC-free beclomethasone extrafine aerosol were discussed at a 3M-sponsored symposium at the Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society [ Berlin, Germany; September 1997 ].