Lindsey Shapiro PhD, science writer —

Lindsey earned her PhD in neuroscience from Emory University in Atlanta, where she studied novel therapeutic strategies for treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy. She was awarded a fellowship from the American Epilepsy Society in 2019 for this research. Lindsey also previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher, studying the role of inflammation in epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Articles by Lindsey Shapiro

FDA decision on Dupixent for COPD is expected by end of June

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ request for a label extension for Dupixent (dupilumab) to include it as an add-on treatment for certain adults with uncontrolled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The therapy’s potential sixth indication in the U.S.

2 global itepekimab Phase 3 trials for COPD open new US sites

Two international Phase 3 clinical trials testing the investigational antibody itepekimab in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are continuing to enroll patients — specifically, former smokers — at hundreds of centers worldwide, with several new sites recently opened in the U.S. All of the new sites are…

Benefits of ensifentrine for COPD seen among subgroups of patients

Ensifentrine, an investigational medication under review in the U.S. for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is effective across key patient subgroups, including when patients are separated by their history of lung exacerbations and type of background therapy. That’s according to recent pooled analyses from the ENHANCE-1 (NCT04535986) and…

1st approved Symbicort generic, Breyna, now available in US

Breyna, a generic version of Symbicort (budesonide-formoterol), has been launched in the U.S. for eligible people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. The inhaled medication — the first Symbicort generic to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration — will become immediately available…