Researchers have found drugs that can slow the rate at which lung function got worse, though the drugs don’t get patents better.

Studies of two experimental drugs were published in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented on Sunday in San Diego at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

The odds of death increase as lung function decreases, so researchers hope that by stabilizing it, the drugs will prolong survival. But it is too soon to tell.

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