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COPD And Women

In the last 30 years, COPD has become more prevalent in American women, who now make up more than half of patients currently diagnosed—an estimated 7 million women, in all.

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Increasing Access To Spirometry

Initiatives across the country are expanding access to quality spirometry, a key component in the proper diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma.

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GSK Completes Enrollment for Landmark COPD-CVD Study

GlaxoSmithKline and Theravance have completed enrollment of 16,000 patients for SUMMIT, a study to determine the impact of GSK’s Breo Ellipta on all cause mortality amongst patients with moderate COPD and cardiovascular disease.

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Editor’s Message: Tobacco Deadlier Than Ever

Fifty years after the landmark 1964 US Surgeon General Report on Smoking and Health, smoking is deadlier than ever — now responsible for the deaths of 480,000 Americans each year.

COPD Foundation Marks 10th Anniversary

The COPD Foundation (COPDF) is celebrating a decade of helping more than 24 million Americans living with COPD, through research, public health awareness, and educational materials for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

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Electromed’s SmartVest SQL Cleared to Market by FDA

Electromed Inc has received FDA market clearance for its SmartVest SQL Airway Clearance System. SQL delivers high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) to promote airway clearance, improve bronchial drainage, and enhance mucus transport.