Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

COPD Foundation, Holy Cross Health Open Program for At-home Care

The nonprofit teaching hospital Holy Cross Health has partnered with the COPD Foundation to open a pilot program to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and related lung disorders in managing their health at their homes. Funded by Herb Yardley, a member of the foundation’s board…

Two Phase 3 Trials of Ensifentrine in Safely Treating COPD to Open

Verona Pharma has launched two Phase 3 trials to assess the safety and effectiveness of ensifentrine, its investigational inhalation treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The trials — called ENHANCE-1 (NCT04535986) and ENHANCE-2 (NCT04542057) — are each expected to enroll up to 800 patients…

COPD Seen to Raise Risk of Lung Cancer in Non-smokers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer in people who never smoked. In fact, their risk is equivalent to current or former smokers who do not have COPD, a research team reports. The study, “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease…

Duaklir Now Available to COPD Patients in US, Circassia Announces

Duaklir (aclidinium bromide and formoterol fumarate), a long-term maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is  available to patients living in the U.S., Circassia Pharmaceuticals announced. According to the company, the product became available on Oct. 21. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…