Author Archives: Vijaya Iyer, PhD

First Generic Version of COPD Inhaler Advair Diskus Approved by FDA

The first generic version of the inhalation treatment Advair Diskus (fluticasone/salmeterol powder) was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma patients. According to a press release from developer Mylan, the therapy, called Wixela Inhub (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder),…

European Commission OKs Bevespi Aerosphere for Adults With COPD

Bevespi Aerosphere (glycopyrronium/formoterol fumarate), a therapy developed by AstraZeneca, has been approved by the European Commission as a maintenance treatment for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Bevespi Aerosphere is a combination of two bronchodilators (glycopyrronium and formoterol fumarate) delivered twice daily in a fixed dose…