Philips pledges $1 for every social share of campaign videos during November.

AMSTERDAM (November 14, 2017)—Ahead of World COPD Day on November 15, Royal Philips announced the launch of a global movement to raise awareness for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and is estimated to be the third leading cause by 2020, but there is a lack of awareness and social stigma associated with the disease. Only about half of the estimated 210 million people with the disease have been officially diagnosed.

Philips study shows 92 percent of patients are not receiving PAP therapy.

TUCSON, Ariz. (July 10, 2017)—COPD hospitalizations are at an all-time high. The 30-day readmission rate for patients ranges from 20 to 39 percent, with related health care costs at an estimated $50 billion. A recently published study, funded by Royal Philips, revealed that although positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy was associated with a reduction in hospitalization, more than 92 percent of patients studied were not receiving it in any form.

The study found increases in quality of life for patients on home therapies.

AMSTERDAM (May 22, 2017)—Recently published advancements in pulmonary research suggest that the combination of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and home oxygen therapy (HOT) can significantly prolong time to readmission or death for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) following a life-threatening respiratory event or exacerbation.

AMSTERDAM (October 25, 2016)—In conjunction with Respiratory Care Week (October 23–29), Royal Philips announced the launch of “COPD insider,” an online community where leaders in value-based Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care will discuss new and innovative solutions, highlight the biggest issues in COPD care, share a wealth of knowledge and provide practical solutions fo

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2016)—Dan Starck, chair of CQRC, responds to the GAO Access Report on Competitive Bidding:

"While the CQRC has supported competitive bidding in concept, we remain deeply concerned about the implementation of the competitive bidding program. Today's report shows that fewer beneficiaries are receiving home oxygen therapy in light of competitive bidding."

LONDON and AMSTERDAM (September 7, 2016)—Royal Philips announced preliminary results of an independent, multicenter Home Oxygen Therapy-Home Mechanical Ventilation (HOT-HMV) study carried out by respiratory experts at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Philips’s work in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) started several decades ago when it began providing health care professionals and patients with innovative treatment solutions and services.

AMSTERDAM (August 29, 2016)—Royal Philips announced its sponsorship of the documentary “COPD: Highly Illogical—Remembering Leonard Nimoy.” The documentary seeks to educate viewers about COPD through Leonard Nimoy’s personal story of courage, while also providing the latest information about treatments for the chronic disease.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturing companies—commended Congressman Tom Price (R-GA), David Loebsack (D-IA), Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-WA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and their colleagues in the United States House of Representatives, for passing the Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment (PADME) Act (H.R.