Author Archives: Timea Polgar

Promising COPD Data Revealed for Relvar Ellipta in Salford Lung Study

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Innoviva (INVA) recently published promising data about the Salford Lung Study (SLS) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The clinical trial demonstrated that Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate and vilanterol) could reduce exacerbations compared to usual care, for people with COPD. Usual care involved long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA), long-acting beta2-agonists…

COPD Inhalation Therapy, Stiolto Respimat, Seen as Superior Treatment in Phase 3 Trial

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently released data showing that Stiolto Respimat (inhalation spray) improved lung function over a range of measures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), when compared to a European formulation of a long-acting beta agonist (salmeterol) and an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate). Stiolto Respimat was approved…