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COPD device approved on NHS drug tariff

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A device for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis has received approval for inclusion in the NHS drug tariff approval, meaning it can be prescribed by clinicians with immediate effect.

Nebusal (sterile 7 per cent hypertonic sodium chloride solution) increases the mobilisation of secretions in the lower respiratory tract for patients with persistent mucus by a process of osmosis.

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