Boehringer Ingelheim, Anthem partner for largest real-world COPD trial

As part of a research collaboration launched in 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim and Anthem have partnered to study people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in real-world settings to assess how commonly-prescribed drugs may reduce the occurrence of COPD exacerbations. The team, which also includes Anthem’s outcomes research subsidiary HealthCore, plans to investigate whether adding an inhaled corticosteroid to a LAMA-LABA combination provides a meaningful benefit – a question under debate in the respiratory space. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Boehringer Ingelheim, Anthem partner for largest real-world COPD trial appeared first on MassDevice.
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Source: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Adv Drug Deliv Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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Condition:   Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Interventions:   Drug: SAR440340;   Drug: Any Inhaled Corticosteroids as prescribed by treating physician as standard of care;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Any Long Acting Beta Agonist as prescribed by treating physician as standard of care;   Drug: Any Long Acting Muscarinic Agonist as prescribed by treating physician as standard of care Sponsors:   Sanofi;   Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Not yet recruiting
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