FDA approves GSK and Theravance COPD drug
US regulators approved Anoro Ellipta, an inhaled lung drug treatment for use in COPD. The drug—developed in tandem by Glaxo and Theravance—carries a black box warning for an increased risk of asthma-related death. In September, an advisory panel endorsed the drug 11-2. Analysts forecast annual sales of Anoro Ellipta at $2.65 billion by 2018, according to Thomson Reuters.