US COPD Coalition

Year: 2018


COPD Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) App for Healthcare Providers is Here!

The COPD Foundation has announced the launch of the updated COPD Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) app for healthcare providers. The app, designed to support the treatment and management of COPD, is now available for both iOS and Android. New to this version are an updated therapy chart including the latest medications, inhaler instruction videos, depression and anxiety screeners, … Read more


Learn About Influenza and Ways to Prevent and Treat It

Flu season is upon us. The best way to avoid becoming sick with influenza is to know how to prevent it and how to treat if you become infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) have some helpful information on their websites to help you … Read more


FDA Approves New Influenza Drug

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced the approval of a new drug to treat influenza. The drug, Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil), is approved to be used for individuals who are 12 years of age and older and who have had flu symptoms for less than 48 hours. ‘This is the first new … Read more


NIH Study Finds Probiotic Bacillus Effective Against Staphylococcus Bacteria

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recently discovered that a “good” type of bacteria commonly found in probiotic dietary supplements can be effective in eliminating Staphylococcus aureus, a dangerous bacterium that can cause life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infections. Researchers found that the probiotic Bacillus was effective against several strains of Staphylococcus aureus, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly referred to … Read more


Protect Yourself from Fungal Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 300 different types of fungi that are known to make people sick. “Fungal infections are often caused by microscopic fungi that are common in the environment. Fungi live outdoors in soil and on plants and trees as well as on many indoor … Read more


How to Submit Public Comments to the FDA

As part of its “Understanding Tobacco Regulation and Guidance” series, the Food & Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products is spotlighting the importance of public comments and how to submit them. The following information has been provided by the FDA: Public participation in the rulemaking process is an essential function of good governance. By providing … Read more


USCC Joins Other Advocacy Groups in Letter to CMS

The U.S. COPD Coalition (USCC) has joined eighteen other medical professional and patient advocacy organizations in sending a joint letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The letter provides comments on CMS-1691-P, the proposed rule for the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program … Read more


Congressman Chris Stewart to Co-Chair Congressional COPD Caucus

The U.S. COPD Coalition is pleased to announce that Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) has agreed to become the co-chair of the Congressional COPD Caucus. “It is an honor to be co-chair along with Rep. John Lewis of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Caucus”, Rep. Stewart stated. “I look forward to building on the framework … Read more