Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

FDA Approves Daliresp Dosage as First-line Therapy for Severe COPD

AstraZeneca’s Daliresp (roflumilast) is now approved at 250 micrograms (mcg) for the first four weeks followed by 500 mcg thereafter to treat patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will help reduce the rate of discontinuation previously reported in patients…

Bellerophon Announces Positive Results for INOpulse Therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with COPD

INOpulse as a therapy for pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PH-COPD) showed promising results in a Phase 2 clinical trial, Bellerophon Therapeutics, the clinical-stage company developing the INOpulse program, announced. INOpulse is a portable nitric oxide delivery system being developed for the treatment of PH-COPD. Nitric oxide…

How Resveratrol, Feature of Red Wine, Works to Fight Bacteria-linked Lung Inflammation Detailed in Study

A component of red wine and grapes, resveratrol, was seen to halt the pathogen-induced inflammation common in respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. The study, “Resveratrol suppresses NTHi-induced inflammation via up-regulation of the negative regulator MyD88 short,” was published in the online…

COPD Patients Face Roadblocks to Treatment, According To Experts’ Report

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. But while significant scientific progress is being made, COPD patients face serious challenges when it comes to treatment access, particularly because  treatments costs are high and hospitals have not yet reached recommended standards for COPD care. The startling opinions,…