NPC Archive Item: MeReC Bulletin on COPD now published

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23rd April 2009

This MeReC Bulletin reviews a number of safety concerns which have emerged relating to inhaled treatments for COPD and sets them into the context of their potential benefits.

The most recent MeReC Bulletin: Recent safety issues with inhaled treatments for COPD (Vol. 19, No. 4) is now available. This is can be read online, and a print-friendly version (pdf) can also be downloaded. Note that we are no longer distributing paper copies of MeReC Bulletins.

The Bulletin discusses:

  • the benefits of long-acting bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids for patients with COPD
  • the safety issues with long-acting beta2 agonists (LABAs) in COPD
  • the safety issues with anticholinergics in COPD
  • the safety issues with inhaled corticosteroids in COPD
  • what needs to be considered when treatment choices are made

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