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Study of Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate /vilanterol) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease published in New England Journal of Medicine- GlaxoSmithKline / Innoviva

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Last updated:5th Sep 2016
Published:5th Sep 2016
Source: Pharmawand

GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva announced that the results from the pioneering Salford Lung Study (SLS) have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This study, which reported headline results in May 2016, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate �FF�/vilanterol �VI� or �FF/VI�) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), compared with their �usual care� administered in an everyday clinical practice setting. For the primary endpoint in patients, who had exacerbated in the year before the study, treated with Relvar Ellipta there was a statistically significant reduction of 8.4% in the rate of moderate or severe exacerbations compared with patients receiving �usual care�.

The majority of these patients in the study on usual care were taking an inhaled corticosteroid containing regimen (88%). A similar reduction in exacerbations with FF/VI was seen in those patients on a treatment that included an ICS/ long-acting beta2-agonists at baseline. Data from the study are being presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

See: "Effectiveness of Fluticasone Furoate�Vilanterol for COPD in Clinical Practice" J�rgen Vestbo et al. New England Journal of Medicine, September 4, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1608033.

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