According to the AAFA, around 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, about one in every 13 people. This long-term disease causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, resulting in restriction and discomfort when breathing or even death in some severe cases. Currently, there is no cure for asthma, however, drugs can help loosen muscle passages and control symptoms, allowing people to live normal and healthy lives. A new global clinical study has had a breakthrough, discovering a drug combination therapy that could dramatically improve the health of people living with asthma. Albuterol is one of these drugs and works by attaching tiny relaxant proteins – called beta receptors – in the airways. The other, budesonide, focuses on decreasing the airways’ swelling and irritation. To read the full story.