Letters

ß agonists are widely used

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.255 (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:255
  1. Alan Jones
  1. General practitioner Princess Street Surgery, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 2US

    EDITOR,—In addressing the controversy over the use of ß agonists in asthma neither A E Tattersfield nor R W Fuller has really fuelled the debate.1 Their arguments revolve around whether ß agonists cause deaths from asthma and whether they cause increased bronchial hyperreactivity if used regularly. The first question is now largely historical and well aired. If we accept the mounting evidence that ß agonists can cause worsening asthma the real issue is then the extent of their use (or misuse). To answer this we need to look …

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