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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A recent study found the prevalence of COPD was nearly 50% higher among patients with arthritis compared with those without arthritis, even after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics, risk behaviors, frequent distress, and asthma status.
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Interprofessional management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should include individualized approaches.
 
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The combination treatment (Duaklir, Circassia) is designed to be administered twice-daily via AstraZeneca’s breath-actuated inhaler (Pressair).
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The combination therapy was approved for twice-daily administration via the breath-actuated Pressair inhaler in patients with COPD.
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Pharmacists have a great opportunity to educate patients about how to stay healthy and counsel those in need of symptom relief about their allergy treatment options.
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Patients can breathe easier knowing that their local pharmacists are ideally positioned to help them manage their allegy, asthma and COPD conditions.
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The FDA announced approval of Wixela Inhub on January 30, 2019.
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The generic product (Wixela Inhub, Mylan) will be offered in 3 strengths at wholesale acquisition costs that are 70% less than the brand equivalent Advair Diskus, according to Mylan.
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With new products coming to the pharmacy market, such as smart devices and digital medicines, the profession will need to develop quickly to keep up pace.
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Mylan's drug is approved for 100 mcg/50 mcg, 250 mcg/50 mcg, and 500 mcg/50 mcg doses.
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The generic drug (Wixela Inhub, Mylan) is indicated to treat patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including bronchitis and emphysema.
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Teva has just unveiled the world's first integrated smart inhaler to the market.