Calling Dr. Bauer -July-2007

    Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer: How does you feel about sleep aids for those of us with emphysema? There seems to be several schools of thought about this.       G.J., Florence, AZ  Dear G.J., All of us have some problems getting a good night sleep every now and then. Patients with lung disease…

Editorial-July-2007

    Editorial Now is the time for all good people with lung disease to come to the aid of their peers. Call, email or visit your elected officials and tell them you need their concern on the issues of oxygen reimbursement and pulmonary rehabilitation! Since my children are now grown and out of the…

Feelings-July-2007

    Feelings It always helps to vent! If you or your caregiver would like to write about how you really feel about any aspect of COPD, we will credit you with a year’s membership to The Pulmonary Paper. Please send to The Pulmonary Paper, PO Box 877, Ormond Beach, FL 32175 Feeling OK Feeling…

A Call to Action-July-2007

  A Call to Action The National Home Oxygen Patient Association (NHOPA) urgently needs our help! The House of Representatives has taken action that seriously threatens the availability of portable oxygen equipment. It also mandates that oxygen users accept ownership of their devices after 18 months of continuous use, not the 36 months mandated by…

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Canadian Drugs-July-2007

  Canadian Drugs The House recently passed a $91 billion fiscal year 2008 Agriculture appropriations bill (HR 3161) with a provision that effectively would allow U.S. residents to purchase lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other nations. Under the provision, the FDA could not use federal funds to enforce a ban on prescription drug reimportation.…