Drugs Found to Aid Breathing in a Fatal Lung Disease

May 18, 2014, 19:00 PM
Posted on nytimes.com
By Denise Grady

For the first time, researchers have found drugs that can slow the decline of people with a fatal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Studies of two experimental drugs were published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented on Sunday in San Diego at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society. The drugs did not make patients better, but slowed the rate at which lung function got worse. . .

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