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I realise others may already know the following, but am sending it for those who don't or those who, like me, thought they checked all medication before taking it ... but has just found out she didn't.
The Handi-Halers MUST be replaced about every 12 months: this info is on the manufacturers' broadsheet sized info sheet, but in small print at the very end and I'd never noticed it, or remembered the rehab people mentioning it either. I replaced mine about 10 days ago and the difference in my breathing is amazing - last night I danced to rock n roll for longer than I've been able to for years. Aching a bit today, but it was well worth it!
The second issue is that the manufacturers include a lot of empty capsules in every script: apparently this has been going on for years, at least in Australia; complaints have been made but the situation doesn't improve. I've started saving the empties while I find out what the appropriate Australian authority I should report to: this company is ripping us off via our script fees and the community as a whole via government subsidies on each script. I know of no other medication which has this issue.
I'd be very interested to know if the situation is the same in other counttries; have other people tried to do something about it and what success they had, if any?
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