A1: By 2020 medical costs for adults w/COPD will be ~ $90b which is like buying 90 prof sports teams #COPDChat pic.twitter.com/fXEOSvEMmu
— NIH (@NIH) November 19, 2014
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.