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FDA approves Incruse Ellipta for treatment of COPD- GSK

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Last updated:2nd May 2014
Published:2nd May 2014
Source: Pharmawand

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA has approved Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium) as an anticholinergic indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. Umeclidinium is GSK's first once-daily anticholinergic, a type of bronchodilator also known as a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), and is contained in the Ellipta inhaler. The FDA-approved strength is 62.5 mcg.

Following this approval by the FDA, it is anticipated that launch activities in the US will commence during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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