Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Renovion, COPD Foundation Partner on New Therapy to Clear Mucus

Renovion is teaming up with the COPD Foundation to develop a new nebulized therapy that aims to help clear mucus and reduce inflammation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Phase 2 clinical trials of the investigational treatment, called  ARINA-1, are planned to…

Noninvasive Ventilation at Home May Reduce Risk of Hospitalization

Noninvasive ventilation at home, known as NIVH, can reduce the risk of hospitalization, emergency department visits, and death in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have trouble getting enough oxygen, new research indicates. NIVH is a breathing support technique given at home, using a face or nasal…

NIH Renews Grant to Research Mechanisms of COPD and IPF

A $12.8 million five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund research that seeks to better understand the molecular mechanisms that drive chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. The research also aims to increase understanding of how cigarette smoking affects the development…

Platelet-based Therapy May Slow Lung Function Decline

Treatment with PRP-PC, an investigational platelet-based cellular therapy, may slow the decline in lung function typically experienced by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study with real-world data indicates. With this therapy, being developed by H-CYTE, a person’s own blood is treated in the lab…

Enrollment Complete for RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray Trial

Enrollment is now concluded in a clinical trial evaluating the mechanism of action of RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray, an investigational treatment for chronic bronchitis, the most common form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation of the airways, characterized by coughing and excessive mucus production.

Smiths Medical Launches Vibratory PEP Device for Lung Disorders

Smiths Medical has launched a medical device designed to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases to clear secretions from their lungs and breathe better. “The introduction of the acapella choice blue therapy system enhances the quality of life for those living with…

FDA Approval Sought for New Generic Version of Advair Diskus

Lannett is seeking the approval of a generic form of Advair Diskus (fluticasone-salmeterol powder) in the U.S. Such an approval would be expected to provide a less-expensive alternative to the inhalation treatment that generated about $3 billion in total U.S. sales for the 12 months ending in February 2021,…

Trixeo Aerosphere Approved in Scotland as COPD Maintenance Therapy

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved AstraZeneca‘s triple combination therapy Trixeo Aerosphere as a maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The approval specifically covers adults with moderate to severe disease who are not adequately treated by a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a…