oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : review

Volume 77, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease affects millions of people, has a major impact on quality of life and has become an important cause of death worldwide. Over the past decade we have gained a better understanding of COPD and research into new therapies and treatment strategies has provided significant treatment advances. In this article we review the different therapeutic classes available for COPD, including combination therapy and the recommended stepwise approach for disease management.

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