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Combo COPD Rx Coming Soon
A newly approved medication could help the nearly 27 million COPD patients in the US breathe easier.
New COPD Rx Lands FDA Approval
EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the dual combination bronchodilator Utibron™ Neohaler® (indacaterol/glycopyrrolate) inhalation powder for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. It is not indicated to treat asthma or sudden symptoms of COPD.
New Test May Catch Asthma Early
A new diagnostic tool may help millions of Americans breathe a little easier.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Rx Combo Approved
Together, two medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may help patients even more than either pill alone.
Troubling Narcotic Use Found Among Older COPD Patients
Opioids are commonly prescribed to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But, for seniors with this condition, that may be a problem.
The Pill That Could Stop Asthma Attacks
Asthma patients who find themselves reaching for their inhalers all too often may now have another treatment option — in the form of a pill.
Why Lung Transplant Patients Should Watch Their Skin
A medication commonly prescribed to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients may wind up posing some unexpected risks.
What Statins Might Do for Lung Surgery Patients
A common cholesterol medication may make lung surgery a little bit safer.
Got Asthma? Get off the Couch
For some asthma patients, exercise can trigger shortness of breath and other related symptoms — but new evidence suggests that having asthma doesn't have to keep you out of the game.
6 Yoga Poses for COPD Patients
Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and heavy mucus production are among the symptoms of COPD. Yoga promotes relaxation and exercise, and may help give COPD patients some control over their breathing. Through breathing exercises, more oxygen is available for muscles in the body to do their job.