Cystic Fibrosis Patient Assistance Foundation Launched Today

November 13, 2008

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today it has established a nonprofit subsidiary dedicated solely to helping CF patients who are unable to afford certain high-cost CF medications.

The new organization, the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Assistance Foundation (CFPAF), provides financial assistance for select FDA-approved medications and medical devices for the treatment of CF lung disease.

All funds for patient assistance are provided exclusively by grants from pharmaceutical manufacturers. No dollars donated to the CF Foundation are used for patient assistance. CF Foundation donations continue to support research for a cure.

To receive financial assistance, patients need to meet certain eligibility requirements. Patients who are approved for this program— typically—will have inadequate health insurance and have been denied financial assistance from other patient assistance programs. Enrollment criteria are established by a separate board that oversees the Cystic Fibrosis Patient Assistance Foundation. 

Patients can contact the CFPAF to find out if they qualify and how to apply. For information, visit or call (888) 315-4154.

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