April 10th 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.
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Woodcock to keynote PFF SummitNovember 4th 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.
Researchers discover IPF biomarkersApril 10th 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.
IPF survival rates better in double-lung transplantationMarch 13th 2015
Double-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was associated with better graft survival and patient survival than single-lung transplantation, according to a JAMA study.
Top non-pharmacological treatments for IPFFebruary 10th 2015
Because there was no approved medication treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) until mid-October, 2014, physicians primarily focused on non-pharmacological treatments to help patients improve. Even with FDA’s approval of nintedanib (Ofev) and pirfenidone (Esbriet), physicians will continue to recommend certain therapies that generally ease symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life.
Pulmonary Fibrosis patient survey highlights quality of life issuesSeptember 24th 2014
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) submitted survey data from more than 1,100 patients and families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis (PF) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read more about the survey data to better understand the unique needs of patients and families with IPF.
Pirfenidone reduces disease progression of IPFMay 23rd 2014
Pirfenidone (Esbriet), an oral antifibrotic therapy, was able to reduce progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and reduce the risk of mortality, according to phase 3 trial results presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego.
Investigational TKI nintedanib slowed lung function loss in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisMay 21st 2014
Nintedanib, an investigational small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), slowed lung function loss in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to the results of 2 pivotal phase 3 trials presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego.