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What is the current cost of COPD therapies?

30 day acquisition cost: COPD therapies [1].

List price: maintenance therapies for the treatment of COPD

Please note: All formoterol preparations are assumed to be dosed at 12mcg twice a day. Seretide Accuhaler 500/50mg(1bd)+Spiriva Handihaler 18mcg(1od) is used as a comparison for triple therapy as this is the most commonly prescribed triple therapy combination[3]. This information is sensitive to price changes; drug costs and information for currently available COPD therapies were last updated in January 2017[1]. Prescribing decisions should not be based on cost alone. You should refer to the SPC[2] of each medicine for further information such as indications, contraindications, precautions and adverse events[2].

For appropriate COPD patients:

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  1. Monthly Index of Medical Specialities Online. Available at: [Accessed January 2017]
  2. Summary of Product Characteristics. Available at: [Accessed January 2017]
  3. Patient data, IMS Information Solutions UK Ltd, June 2016

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