Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Quebec is First Canadian Province to Publicly Fund Novel Oral PAH Treatment

Quebec residents living with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) now have access to a breakthrough, publicly funded drug called Opsumit (macitentan), a once-a-day oral formulation of a dual endothelia receptor antagonist (ERA). On October 1, the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux (INESSS) recommended that the Régie de l’assurance maladie…

PHA-Accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers Now Open

The Maryland-based Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), the most prominent organization in the country committed to the prevention, research, education, and advocacy of pulmonary hypertension (PH), has just announced that it has accredited the first 6 Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers (PHCC) in the US, as part of its…

Can Pulmonary Hypertension Be Treated With a Plant?

Pulmonary hypertension is a life-threatening, progressive disease that, to this day, is still incurable. Recently, a team of researchers turned to nature for answers, experimenting with extracting a protective enzyme from plant leaves that may hold the key to making a novel treatment work. Lead author and assistant research…

Insmed To Present Novel Inhalation PAH Treatment at European Respiratory Society’s International Congress

Biopharm company, Insmed Incorporated, has announced that they will present their novel inhalation technologies for the treatment of orphan pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary arterial hypertension at the European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) International Congress 2014. Held between September 6th and 10th at the Internationales Congress Center München, in…