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For Pharmacists

In order to educate the public about the differences among asthma inhalers, the Suffolk County Legislature passed a local law (Resolution 416-2020) directing all stores that contain a pharmacy in Suffolk County to post signs that provide asthma patients with necessary information on the proper use of inhalers.

Approximately 50 percent of adults with asthma and 40 percent of children with asthma do not have control of their disease. Pharmacists play a critical role in promoting medication adherence and providing asthma self-management education to patients with asthma. Many studies have shown that asthma self-management education provided by community pharmacists can improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing emergency department visits, hospitalizations and missed work or school days.

The sign required under this law:


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901