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New BI documentary shines light on incurable lung disease
 

New BI documentary shines light on incurable lung disease

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Boehringer Ingelheim wants to draw new attention to an incurable lung disease, and it's putting some faces into the effort. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is increasingly common and affects 15 million Americans. It is now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, makes it hard for patients to breathe as it restricts the flow of air to the lungs. The disease is preventable and treatable, but not curable. To personalize the disease, Ridgefield-based Boehringer Ingelheim partnered with director Abbey LeVine to make the documentary film "Clear the Air: Opening Up About COPD.
 
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9 Oct 2017 - General