COPD

The Pharmacy Times® Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) resource center provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate (Breztri Aerosphere, AstraZeneca) has been approved by the FDA for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a press release.
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Although COPD often develops as a result of smoking, researchers have long puzzled over why nearly one-third of cases occur in people who never smoked.
 
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At the first educational session of PQA, the speakers discussed pharmacists’ roles in influencing outcomes associated with social determinants of health in the US population.
 
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During this period, 1834 participants developed lung cancer, of whom 290 had COPD and 1544 did not, according to the researchers.
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Over $170 billion in health care spending is attributed to smoking. 
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As COPD progresses, patients can experience exacerbations leading to a decreased quality of life and increased costs.
 
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leads in hospital costs, physician services, and prescription drugs.
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Investigators have proposed a tool involving a personalized approach for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), according to the results of a recent study published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
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The ErbB inhibitors, gefitinib, erbstatin, and tryphostin AG825, inhibit a cell signaling process controlling the death-rate of neutrophils, immune cells, which cause damage to the lungs. 
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Two studies linked ozone levels and wood burning as a source of heat to an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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The tool, which works by attaching a small sensor to the patient’s inhaler, collects data on medication use and sends medication reminders, progress reports, and disease insights to the patient’s smartphone or hub.