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Tudorza Pressair

Aclidinium

Aclidinium is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat COPD, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Never use this medicine for an acute attack. Compare anticholinergics.
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50+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2014

Elizabeth Davis - October 29, 2013

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

The Cost of Spiriva: Show Me the Money

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 02, 2013

Suffering from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) stinks, and so does paying a ton of money for your COPD inhalers. Spiriva (tiotropium) is probably your most expensive inhaler and you will wonder if it’s worth the cost. Insurance companies don’t like to pay for it and there is no generic option that is similar.

Spiriva is a long-acting anti-cholinergic inhaler used once a day for COPD. Spiriva has been shown to work better than Atrovent (ipratropium), which has been the much cheaper mainstay of COPD treatment. See More

Spiriva’s New COPD Inhaler Competitor

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 17, 2012

A new long acting inhaler has been approved for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The new inhaler, Tudorza Pressair, is due to come out this year and compete with Spiriva. The active ingredient in this new inhaler is aclidinium, a long-acting anticholinergic agent that was approved by the FDA for long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). See More

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