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Safety of Long-Acting β-Agonists

Harold S. Nelson, MD; and Paul M. Dorinsky, MD
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From National Jewish Research and Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, and GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: Dr. Nelson is a consultant for Altana Pharma, AstraZeneca, Genentech–Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co. Inc., and Schering-Plough and is a speaker for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Inc., and Schering-Plough. Dr. Dorinsky is an employee of GlaxoSmithKline.

Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(9):706. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-145-9-200611070-00017
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The 1979–1998 rates reflect the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9), code 493, and the 1999–2003 rates reflect the ICD-10 codes. Data are from references 7–9.

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