Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others. She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University. She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

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…