Increased mortality related to asthma among asthmatic patients using major tranquillisers

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.976b (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:976

Underlying ill health is the main risk factor

  1. Alan Jones
  1. Senior lecturer Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Health Centre, Maelfa, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff CF3 7PN

    EDITOR,—The paper by K S Joseph and colleagues seems to imply, in both its title and its conclusions, that there is a causal relation between taking major tranquillisers and death from asthma in asthmatic patients.1 The results of their study do not support such a causal relation but do show an association. The authors recommend that physicians who treat asthmatic patients with a history of use of major …

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