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New Help Available for Asthma Sufferers

By Allison Ogorek

Williamsville, NY – Local healthcare administrators and physicians met in Williamsville Tuesday to introduce a new program aimed at providing better care for area asthma sufferers.

Called "Rules of Two," the program will be available in hundreds of pharmacies across Western New York this summer.

Surveys will be distributed and asthma-related questions will be prominently displayed in area pharmacies to help asthma sufferers determine if their asthma needs further treatment.

President of the Niagara Health Quality Coalition, Bruce Boissonnault, said the program will foster valuable relationships between a patient's pharmacist and physician.

"Virtually every pharmacy, every health plan, the Department of Health, and others are working to make asthma care better and patients' lives with asthma better," Boissonnault said.

The "Rules of Two" program has been already been proven to save lives in communities like Dallas, Texas.