COPD


The disease burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Greece

This survey provides insightful data regarding the impact of COPD on Greek patients’ everyday life, psychology, and productivity, revealing the increased individual morbidity and the significant burden of this condition on society. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2016 Volume 2016:11(1) Pages 2179—2189 Authors Kourlaba G, Hillas G, Vassilakopoulos T, […]


Community pharmacist program improves COPD care

Br J Clin Pharmacol 2013; Advance online publication Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive a community pharmacist-based intervention have improved inhalation technique and medication adherence, show the results of a randomized trial. Findings from the PHARMAceutical Care for COPD (PHARMACOP) study, published in the British Journal of […]


Novel Drug Has Dual Action in Asthma, COPD

A novel inhaled drug appeared safe as a dual bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a series of proof-of-concept studies showed. In COPD patients, nebulized RPL554 boosted forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) by 17% versus placebo, with peak effects comparable to inhaled beta-2 […]