ACCESS TO LIFE-CHANGING asthma medication is dependent on geography and luck, according to the Asthma Society of Ireland.

Sarah O’Connor, its chief executive officer, said access is “a lottery on a number of levels” as it depends on where you live and which consultant you have.

New biologic drugs for severe asthmatics are designed to target the immune system to better control symptoms. These are more expensive than traditional drugs and there are waiting lists for access to them around the country.

  • (Read more here on how you can support a major Noteworthy project delving into how access to healthcare in Ireland can vary depending on where you live.)

 

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