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GlaxoSmithKline, COPD Foundation, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) pulmonary news

September 22, 2014 7:00 AM UTC

GlaxoSmithKline, GOLD and the foundation formed a new governance board to help promote and encourage uptake of the COPD Assessment Test (CAT). The partners said CAT, which was launched in 2009, is a short and simple validated tool to objectively measure the effect of COPD on a patient's life and monitor changes over time. The governance board will initially focus on promoting uptake and usage and ensuring adoption of new terms of use; developing and approving translations, which will be available online; and utilizing apps and digital applications. The board will evaluate the CAT as a potential drug development tool. GSK will continue to hold the copyright to the test. ...