AstraZeneca's drug gets US FDA nod to treat lung disease patients

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The US Food and Drug Administration approved AstraZeneca's drug to treat patients with a form of lung disease, the British drugmaker said on Friday.

The drug Breztri Aerosphere is being approved as a maintenance treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death globally, AstraZeneca said. Known as "smoker's lung", COPD is a progressively worsening and potentially deadly condition that affects more than 380 million people worldwide, primarily caused by smoking,.....

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