Thursday, December 11, 2014

The state of clinical research on COPD

COPD is a disease that is quickly growing to be one of the biggest expenditures in healthcare.  According to the NIH, it's predicted that by 2020, the disease will cost the United States $49 billion.  In 2010, it cost the state of Florida $2.5 billion.

There is no cure, and the UK's NIHR points out that the only preventable cure for this disease is to quit smoking.  Over 35,000 patients have participated in research and between 2008 and 2009, there were 157 new studies that began. See World Startup Report's research here.

What other measures are being taken in COPD research? Laura Runkel, Associate Director of CNS, Autoimmune/Inflammation & Ophthalmology, Citeline, will be joining us on December 17 to look at the trends developing in clinical research for this disease. Register to join us here and mention priority code XP2000W2BLOG.

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