Lungs of an IPF Patient (image) University of Michigan Health System Caption This CT scan shows the "honeycomb" pattern of scarring in the lungs of a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive disease with few good treatment options. A new study has found that a three-drug combination used worldwide to treat IPF is in fact associated with a high risk of death and hospitalization than placebo. Credit University of Michigan Health System Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.