Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Foundations Merge to Do More for People With Lung Diseases

Two Montreal-based foundations are joining forces to boost research and care into complex and chronic respiratory disorders, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The merging of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation and the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI) Foundation comes as the MUHC opens a $10 million…

New Canadian National Report Highlights Gaps in COPD Diagnoses, Care

A new national report from the Ontario Lung Association (OLA) highlights significant knowledge gaps about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD that often prevent Canadians with the inflammatory disease from being properly diagnosed and treated. Called “Helping the Missing Million,” the national report was based on…

Priority Health Joins Insurers That Will Cover the Zephyr Valve for Emphysema

Priority Health will cover Pulmonx’s Zephyr Endobronchial Valve device as a non-surgical treatment option for severe emphysema, a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The insurer’s new coverage policy is specific to the device marketed by Pulmonx. With this Priority Health decision, some 30 million U.S. residents with…