Pulmonary DiseaseInfo Center
COPD: Stop Coughing and Start Breathing
Has it been getting harder for you to breathe? Maybe it’s the weather, but it could be COPD.
Asthma Rx Approved for Home Use
An asthma medication that once could only be given at a doctor's office can now be given at home.
Is Asthma Holding You Back?
In the United States, an estimated 15.4 million people are treated for asthma each year. This places an enormous burden on both individual patients and the US economy.
First Generic Advair Diskus Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic Advair Diskus to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
OTC Asthma Inhaler Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the only asthma inhaler available over the counter (OTC) in the United States.
FDA Approves Device for Emphysema
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device to treat breathing trouble tied to severe emphysema.
Despite Decline, Asthma Attacks Still a Concern in Kids
Although asthma attacks have declined among children in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said there is still work to be done.
FDA Removes Warning for Some Inhalers
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has removed a strong warning for some combination inhalers.
New Rx Approved for Rare Autoimmune Disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first drug to treat a rare condition that causes inflammation in the wall of the body's blood vessels.
On the Rise: Lung Disease Deaths
In recent decades, the United States has seen an increase in deaths from chronic respiratory diseases, according to a new study.