idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Drug prolongs IPF life expectancy: StudyTwo recent studies demonstrate that pirfenidone (Esbriet, Genentech) prolongs life expectancy by 2.47 years for IPF patients and that Esbriet and nintedanib (Ofev, Boehringer Ingelheim) reduce the decline in lung function.
How to help IPF patients – from their point of viewPete Mulliner, an IPF patient and ambassador for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, discusses how he believes physicians should treat patients who have been recently diagnosed with IPF.
IPF drug to be tested with add-on therapyBoehringer Ingelheim recently began a clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of adding on pirfenidone to Ofev (nintedanib) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Manufacturer-Foundation partnership to increase PF researchThe Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim’s new five-year partnership, aims to raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, provide disease education and advance care and funding research for the PF community
Top 5 findings about IPF patientsMost idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients have considerably impaired lung function and gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common co-morbidity, according to initial results from the IPF-PRO Registry.