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This edition of TRC Hot Topic features an expert panel discussion on beta-blockers in patients with COPD or asthma. It is not eligible for CE credit, but is available free to subscribers and non-subscribers. 

Listen as Craig Williams, PharmD, FNLA, BCPS and other panelists discuss and answer common clinical questions, including:

  • Do beta-adrenergic blocking agents worsen airway function or increase exacerbations?
  • Do these medications decrease exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients?
  • Which COPD or asthma patients can use them safely?
  • Does the dose of these cardiac drugs need to be limited in patients with COPD or asthma?
  • Should nonselective agents be avoided?
  • Can beta-blocker eye drops impact airway function?