Why Are Copd Inhalers So Expensive
Why Are COPD Medications So Expensive? When it comes to inhalers, a large cause for the expense is the delivery method — or perhaps more accurately, the patents that are held on the mechanisms. Inhalers contain a few different moving parts (literally) that can affect the patent awarded to them. COPD basics Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung condition. It affects 6.4% of the population in America. In the U.S., cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD.
Symptoms of COPD include breathlessness, cough, and chest infections. It may also affect quality of life, mood, and life expectancy. Many COPD medications are not exactly cheap, and many COPD patients are on a fixed income. What to do when the necessary meds simply cannot be afforded. I Care.