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FDA approves Yupelri to treat COPD.- Theravance Bipoharma + Mylan

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Last updated:10th Nov 2018
Published:10th Nov 2018
Source: Pharmawand

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. and Mylan N.V. announced that the FDA has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Yupelri (revefenacin) inhalation solution for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Yupelri, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), is the first and only once-daily, nebulized bronchodilator approved for the treatment of COPD in the US.

The companies expect Yupelri to be available to COPD patients in the US before the end of the year. COPD is the third leading cause of death and the fourth leading cause of hospital readmissions in the US, affecting approximately 16 million Americans.

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