British Study Finds COPD Assessment Test Reliable

Exacerbation severity in patients with COPD can be reliably assessed with the COPD Assessment Test (CAT), providing the possibility of a reliable standardized method for assessing such symptoms in COPD patients.

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Personal-Use Spirometer Hits the Market

The Spiro PD allows patients with lung diseases, including asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and lung transplants, to monitor their lung function at any time.

FDA Messages Not Always Received

A new review looks at published studies of FDA warnings and alerts about unanticipated risks from approved medications and finds that the success of such communications is “varied and unpredictable.”