June 25, 2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may need more education and better dialogue with their physicians to effectively manage the progressive respiratory condition, according to key findings from a two-part national COPE (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Experience) Survey initiative released last week by the COPD Foundation.

May 1, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium), which is used for the treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema.

May 23, 2012

Taken together, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema — affect nearly 50 million Americans, or about 15% of the total U.S. population, according to statistics from such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And combined, the two diseases cause more than 100,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, however, there is a wide range of treatments available for both, many of which work for both diseases.

February 2, 2012

More than 50 drugs are under development for treating a respiratory disease that is the third-leading cause of death in the United States.

July 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Novartis for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the FDA said Friday.

March 24, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has extended its regulatory review period for Novartis' new drug application for its once-daily, long-term maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema, the drug maker said.

March 1, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease made by Forest Labs, the agency said Tuesday.

December 10, 2010

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.