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Piceatannol, Natural Compound, Seen to Ease PF Markers in Mice

Piceatannol, a natural compound with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, eased the signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) in mice, a study reported. According to its researchers, these findings indicate that piceatannol could be a promising treatment candidate for PF. The study, “Piceatannol-mediated JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway inhibition…

Orphan Drug Status Sought for NP-120 to Treat IPF With Cough

Algernon Pharmaceuticals has filed for orphan drug status for NP-120 (ifenprodil), an experimental oral medicine for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who have persistent, hard-to-treat cough. “The FDA has a standard response time of 90 days to requests for orphan designation, and so we should know by…

Haduvio Greatly Reduces Coughing in IPF Patients in Phase 2 Trial

Treatment with Haduvio (nalbuphine extended-release tablets) significantly reduced coughing for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to top-line data from the Phase 2 CANAL trial. “It is very promising to see such a significant reduction in chronic cough in IPF patients with [Haduvio],” Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, a professor…

Envisia Test May Predict Who Will Progress on Immunosuppressants

A molecular test, called the Envisia Genomic Classifier, may predict which patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) will progress on immunosuppressants, which could help doctors decide who will more likely benefit from antifibrotic therapy. The test, developed by Veracyte, can tell IPF from other types of interstitial lung…

Ofev Shows Good Safety Profile in Children With Fibrosing ILDs

The oral anti-fibrotic treatment Ofev (nintedanib) was found to be generally well-tolerated among children and adolescents with fibrosing interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) in the Phase 3 InPedILD clinical trial. “Data from the InPedILD trial demonstrate that [Ofev] has an acceptable safety and tolerability profile in children and adolescents with…

IPF Therapy PLN-74809 Showing Favorable Safety in Phase 2a Trial

Patients receiving a higher dose of PLN-74809 in the Phase 2a INTEGRIS-IPF clinical trial, which is testing the oral treatment candidate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), are showing positive safety outcomes. That’s according to data from a safety review analysis conducted by the study’s data safety monitoring board (DSMB)…

PFF, Other Patient Groups, to Partner on 2nd ILD Day, Sept. 14

Focusing on raising awareness of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), nine organizations, including the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), are working together to present the second annual ILD Day, taking place Sept. 14. More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with ILD, a group of lung diseases marked by inflammation…

PF Awareness Means ‘Being Here for Each Other’ in September

From sharing stories and “going blue,” to offering yoga sessions and hosting community walks, patients and supporters are set to mark Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, held annually in September. The effort is also aimed at raising research funds to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF), which is part of a group…

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