Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

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…