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More Than 300 Regularly Prescribed Medicines Can Damage The Lungs

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September 6, 2000
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European Respiratory Society
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The warning issued at the first World Congress on Lung Health and Respiratory Diseases in Florence, where 15000 specialists from 84 countries are gathering until Sept.3, are is clear: there are hundreds of medicines routinely prescribed against a variety of disorders, including high blood pressure, allergies, rheumatism, certain cancers or even common non-respiratory inflammations, that can cause all kinds of lung diseases.

The warning issued at the first World Congress on Lung Health and Respiratory Diseases in Florence, where 15000 specialists from 84 countries are gathering until Sept.3, are is clear: there are hundreds of medicines routinely prescribed against a variety of disorders, including high blood pressure, allergies, rheumatism, certain cancers or even common non-respiratory inflammations, that can cause all kinds of lung diseases. These accidents can happen within a very short time or after several years. They are mostly unpredictable and some are irreversible, leaving damaging after-effects.


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European Respiratory Society. "More Than 300 Regularly Prescribed Medicines Can Damage The Lungs." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000904101253.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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