Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Wellinks’ Mobile App Easy to Use, Valuable for Managing COPD: Study

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) found the Wellinks health mobile app useful and valuable for managing the disease and treatment, a small pilot study suggests. According to study authors, the Wellinks platform may aid patient engagement and outcomes. “It’s exciting to see this population of chronically ill patients successfully…

FDA Approves Generic Version of Symbicort for COPD, Asthma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic equivalent to AstraZeneca’s Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate) as a maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The generic, produced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals now part of Viatris, will be available as a metered-dose inhaler. It is intended…

Verona Completes Enrollment for ENHANCE-2 Trial of Ensifentrine

Verona Pharma has completed patient enrollment for ENHANCE-2, a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of ensifentrine, an inhalation therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to Verona, the trial exceeded its enrollment target of 800 participants, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Top-line data are…