Panel recommends approval of new COPD treatment

09/10/2013 | Reuters

An FDA panel voted 11-2 to recommend approval of GlaxoSmithKline's inhaled drug Anoro Ellipta for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The drug is a combination of vilanterol and umeclidinium. Some members of the panel cited safety concerns including data that suggest a possible link between the drug and heart problems.

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