COPD

Generic asthma inhaler gets FDA nod

February 04, 2019

FDA approved the first generic of a popular inhaler to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Drug prolongs IPF life expectancy: Study

April 10, 2017

Two recent studies demonstrate that pirfenidone (Esbriet, Genentech) prolongs life expectancy by 2.47 years for IPF patients and that Esbriet and nintedanib (Ofev, Boehringer Ingelheim) reduce the decline in lung function.

How to help IPF patients – from their point of view

December 18, 2015

Pete Mulliner, an IPF patient and ambassador for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, discusses how he believes physicians should treat patients who have been recently diagnosed with IPF.

IPF drug to be tested with add-on therapy

December 14, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim recently began a clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of adding on pirfenidone to Ofev (nintedanib) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.

Manufacturer-Foundation partnership to increase PF research

December 07, 2015

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim’s new five-year partnership, aims to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, provide disease education and advance care and funding research for the PF community

Top 5 findings about IPF patients

November 20, 2015

Most idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients have considerably impaired lung function and gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common co-morbidity, according to initial results from the IPF-PRO Registry.

Doctors understand patients’ IPF concerns

November 15, 2015

A new survey of over 400 pulmonologists from 10 countries found that 88% of pulmonologists believe a delay in the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis negatively impacts patients.

Woodcock to keynote PFF Summit

November 04, 2015

Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA, will speak about the future of drug development in pulmonary fibrosis during the PFF Summit 2015: From Bench to Bedside conference, November 12-14 in Washington D.C.

FDA approves new COPD treatments

November 02, 2015

FDA approved the dual combination bronchodilator Utibron Neohaler (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) and the stand-alone monotherapy Seebri Neohaler (glycopyrrolate) – which is one component of Utibron Neohaler -- for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Top 3 new findings on nintedanib to treat IPF

October 27, 2015

When two new treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were approved by FDA last year, there was not much data available on the drugs in patient populations.

3 top concerns with IPF and comorbidities [SLIDESHOW]

October 13, 2015

Here are 3 major concerns patients with IPF should be aware of, according to research from Carlo Vancheri that appeared in a recent issue of Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases.

Top 3 additions to IPF treatment guidelines

October 05, 2015

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) organizations and healthcare providers are lauding the update of the Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, which was last updated in 2011.

Campaign aims to increase global awareness of IPF

September 09, 2015

Healthcare providers, celebrities, patients and others are helping to increase awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) during the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month.

Dosage breakthrough for schizophrenia drug, plus 5 more FDA approvals

June 02, 2015

FDA approvals for the first week of June 2015.

Once-daily maintenance combo drug approved for COPD

June 01, 2015

FDA approved once-daily tiotropium bromide and olodaterol (Stiolto Respimat, Boehringer Ingelheim) Inhalation Spray as a long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

COPD fixed-dose combo enhances lung function

June 01, 2015

Because lung function can be substantially reduced by the time most chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients first see a physician, maintenance treatment should be considered at the time of diagnosis, according to new data analyses presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2015 International Conference.

Investigational dual bronchodilator improves lung function over single bronchodilators in COPD

May 29, 2015

In patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), investigational indacaterol/glycopyrronium (QVA149) bromide significantly improved lung function compared to the single bronchodilators, according to data presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in Denver, May 15 to 20.

FDA drug approvals-May 2015

May 26, 2015

FDA actions in brief, complete response, breakthrough therapy designation, fast-track designations, orphan drug designations

IPF patients struggle with quality-of-life issues

May 07, 2015

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) patients have many unmet healthcare needs and support solutions need to be implemented, according to a study published in the May, 2015 issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Researchers discover IPF biomarkers

April 10, 2015

In a large, mutli-center study, researchers discovered potential biomarkers for accurately assessing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) disease progression. The study, published in the March 11 issue of The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, was led by R. Gisli Jenkins, PhD, with the Division of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. The PROFILE study was funded by GlaxoSmithKline R & D and the Medical Research Council.