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Data showed improved quality of life and patient satisfaction with SYMBICORT

Wilmington, DE May 22, 2007 New data demonstrated that the combination asthma therapy, SYMBICORT (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dihydrate), led to significant improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQL) and greater patient-reported satisfaction with asthma treatment, versus its monocomponents (budesonide or formoterol) or placebo. The results from these two 12-week randomized, double-blind trials were presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2007 International Conference held in San Francisco, May 18-23.

"Asthma is a chronic disease that can have a significant effect on patients' day-to-day routine, including participating in activities, such as walking to the store or even playing with their children," said Dr. Kevin R. Murphy, Clinical Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center. "For the millions of asthma sufferers in the U.S., and especially for those whose condition is not adequately controlled with their current medication, SYMBICORT will provide a new option for patients to help manage and control their asthma, allowing them to get back to their daily activities."

SYMBICORT is a recently approved, combination therapy indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of asthma in patients 12 years of age and older. SYMBICORT does not replace fast-acting inhalers and should not be used to treat acute symptoms of asthma. Studies of patients treated with SYMBICORT demonstrated clinically significant improvement in lung function occurring within 15 minutes of beginning treatment. SYMBICORT has safety data in long-term studies of up to one year, and has a robust cardiac safety profile.

"The studies presented at this year's ATS conference provided valuable data on asthma control and asthma-related quality of life with SYMBICORT," said Chris O'Brien, Senior Director, Medical Science, AstraZeneca. "Asthma sufferers will have a new, rapid-acting combination treatment to help them achieve asthma control."

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Contact: Tracy Knudsen
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22-May-2007


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