Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD - Episode 8
The MD Magazine Peer Exchange “Expanding Treatment Options: The Latest Developments in COPD Therapy” features a panel of physician experts discussing key topics in COPD therapy, including risk factors, personalized treatment, preventive measures, new combination therapies, and more.
This Peer Exchange is moderated by Peter Salgo, MD, professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Columbia University and an associate director of surgical intensive care at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
The panelists are:
In a patient population that is likely to require many different medications for many different conditions, combination therapies may help to cut down on medication burden. While reducing the number of times a day patients need to administer medications can be helpful, Thomashow said that combining therapies can raise the cost of the regimen. He also said that, rather than coming out with new formulations of the same old medicines, what is really needed is entirely new products. The panel then listed the products currently available as single agents for COPD.