Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies

Stephanie M. Spernak, Matthew Mintz, Jerome Paulson, Harry B. Burke, Mrinalini Gadkari, Charles Faselis, Jill G Joseph

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Abstract

This study investigated whether there may be differences in the availability of asthma drugs and equipment in retail pharmacies in nonwhite and white neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. We conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of 38 retail pharmacies in predominately black or white neighborhoods. No differences in the reported availability of asthma drugs and equipment by neighborhood were found, although there was variability in availability of certain asthma drugs and limited availability of asthma equipment. Low demand was the most frequent reason cited by pharmacists regarding why asthma drugs or equipment were not in stock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-735
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Asthma drugs and equipment
  • Asthma treatment
  • Health services
  • Pharmacies
  • Racial disparities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Spernak, S. M., Mintz, M., Paulson, J., Burke, H. B., Gadkari, M., Faselis, C., & Joseph, J. G. (2005). Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies. Journal of Asthma, 42(9), 731-735. https://doi.org/10.1080/02770900500306480

Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies. / Spernak, Stephanie M.; Mintz, Matthew; Paulson, Jerome; Burke, Harry B.; Gadkari, Mrinalini; Faselis, Charles; Joseph, Jill G.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 42, No. 9, 10.2005, p. 731-735.

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Spernak, SM, Mintz, M, Paulson, J, Burke, HB, Gadkari, M, Faselis, C & Joseph, JG 2005, 'Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies', Journal of Asthma, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 731-735. https://doi.org/10.1080/02770900500306480
Spernak SM, Mintz M, Paulson J, Burke HB, Gadkari M, Faselis C et al. Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies. Journal of Asthma. 2005 Oct;42(9):731-735. https://doi.org/10.1080/02770900500306480
Spernak, Stephanie M. ; Mintz, Matthew ; Paulson, Jerome ; Burke, Harry B. ; Gadkari, Mrinalini ; Faselis, Charles ; Joseph, Jill G. / Neighborhood racial composition and availability of asthma drugs in retail pharmacies. In: Journal of Asthma. 2005 ; Vol. 42, No. 9. pp. 731-735.
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