Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/copd/condition-rss COPD en-us Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:03:24 UTC Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:03:24 UTC Stiff Competition to Create a Smarter Inhaler http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2016/07/stiff-competition-to-create-a-smarter-inhaler 3M Drug Delivery Systems will be working to introduce its Intelligent Inhaler to the market by developing a partnership with pharmaceutical companies. 11:14 PM, Sun July 10, 2016 New COPD Maintenance Treatment Approved http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/new-copd-maintenance-treatment-approved The FDA has approved AstraZeneca’s glycopyrrolate and formoterol fumarate (Bevespi Aerosphere) inhalation aerosol for long-term maintenance treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 7:00 AM, Mon May 2, 2016 Why Are COPD Patients Afraid to Exercise? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/why-are-copd-patients-afraid-to-exercise Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have reductions in their brains’ gray matter related to the processing of dyspnea, fear, and sensitivity to painful stimuli. 10:12 PM, Wed March 30, 2016 A Quick Overview of COPD Treatment Options http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/abimbola-farinde/2016/03/a-quick-overview-of-copd-treatment-options Treating COPD can be a complex undertaking. 1:51 AM, Wed March 2, 2016 Pocket-Sized Asthma Inhaler Under Development http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2016/02/pocket-sized-asthma-inhaler-under-development Imagine if your metered-dose inhaler could fit into your wallet. 11:38 PM, Sun February 28, 2016 Pharmacy Interventions Can Improve COPD Exacerbations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/pharmacy-interventions-can-improve-copd-exacerbations Nonadherence to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment worsens patient health outcomes and increases related costs. 11:09 PM, Tue February 23, 2016 Imminent Influx of Generic COPD Inhalers Will Require Pharmacist Input http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/imminent-influx-of-generic-copd-inhalers-will-require-pharmacist-input A host of new inhalers for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are nearing market entry. 1:00 AM, Fri January 29, 2016 Can Music Benefit COPD Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/can-music-benefit-copd-patients Pharmacists may want to encourage their patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to complement their pharmacologic treatment with music therapy. 10:00 PM, Tue December 29, 2015 The New Age of Inhalation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/steve-leuck-pharmd/2015/12/the-new-age-of-inhalation Over the past few years, a multitude of new inhalation devices that are not your standard point-and-press inhalers have come onto the market.  11:46 PM, Sun December 27, 2015 COPD Controller Combo May Lower Death Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/copd-controller-combo-may-lower-death-risk Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk. 7:00 AM, Mon November 30, 2015 3 COPD Symptoms That Could Predict Hospitalization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/3-copd-symptoms-that-could-predict-hospitalization For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fear during episodes of breathlessness, dyspnea during typical daily activities, and depressive symptoms may be good predictors of hospitalization. 11:00 PM, Thu October 29, 2015 2 Novartis COPD Treatments Nab FDA Nod http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/fda-approves-2-new-copd-treatments The FDA has approved 2 Novartis inhalation powders for the treatment of COPD. 10:11 PM, Thu October 29, 2015 Comorbid Asthma and COPD: Common and Costly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/comorbid-asthma-and-copd-common-and-costly Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occur together at an alarming rate. 8:00 AM, Wed September 30, 2015 Spiriva Respimat Now Approved for Asthma http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/spiriva-respimat-now-approved-for-asthma The FDA has added an asthma indication to Boehringer Ingelheim's tiotropium bromide inhalation spray (Spiriva Respimat). 8:00 AM, Fri September 18, 2015 Navigating New COPD Medications http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2015/09/navigating-new-copd-medications Several advancements have been made in COPD medication classes. 11:04 PM, Wed September 2, 2015 8 Debilitating Diseases: How Pharmacists Can Help http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/8-debilitating-diseases-how-pharmacists-can-help A list of the most debilitating diseases a patient may face over his or her lifetime was recently curated by Healthcare Business and Technology. 8:00 AM, Tue September 1, 2015 Dispensing Multidose COPD Inhalers at Discharge Improves Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/dispensing-multidose-copd-inhalers-at-discharge-improves-medication-adherence Multidose medication dispensing at discharge (MMDD) involves supplying products that have been partially used during hospitalization to ensure continuity of care. 12:55 AM, Mon August 31, 2015 Digital Health Transforming Inhalers http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-aungst-pharmd/2015/08/digital-health-transforming-inhalers There are immense oppurtunities to transform the inhaler into a tool that tracks patients' use of asthma and COPD medications. 9:06 PM, Tue August 25, 2015 Bacterial Pneumonia Treatment Fast-Tracked by FDA http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/bacterial-pneumonia-treatment-fast-tracked-by-fda The FDA has fast-tracked Cempra's solithromycin to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia. 10:29 PM, Sun August 23, 2015 Pharmacists Successfully Perform Spirometry for COPD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/copd/pharmacists-successfully-perform-spirometry-for-copd Respiratory diseases affect millions worldwide and greatly burden the global health care system financially. 9:00 PM, Thu August 6, 2015