Over 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes it difficult to perform normal activities like household chores, social and family activities, and sleeping. Because COPD impacts so many lives, researchers are working to develop new drugs that may better treat the condition in the future.
Local doctors are looking for people with COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis for a clinical research study of an investigational drug. (Investigational means it isn't approved for the public yet.) Everyone who qualifies for this research study will receive either the investigational drug or another COPD medication.