The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of lumacaftor/ivacaftor (Orkambi®) today for children with cystic fibrosis ages 2 to 5 who have two copies of the F508del mutation.
Tezacaftor/ivacaftor (Symdeko™) is approved for individuals with two copies of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, F508del, as well as for individuals who have a single copy of one of 26 specified mutations -- regardless of their other mutation.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it submitted a New Drug Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of the first triple-combination therapy for cystic fibrosis.
Today, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. released the initial Phase 3 clinical trial data for one of two next-generation, triple-combination modulators currently being tested.
Phase 2 clinical trial results were announced today for a potential next-generation modulator to treat people with two copies of the most common cystic fibrosis mutation, F508del.
A new drug intended to make it easier to clear mucus from the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis showed promising results in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The drug, called SPX-101, blocks the overactive sodium channels that line CF lung cells.
Today Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the two next-generation CFTR modulator candidates that will progress into Phase 3 clinical trials.
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed the Right to Try bill into law. The House approved the bill last week and the Senate passed it last summer.
When my 8-year-old daughter with CF found out that the disease is potentially fatal, I was grateful for her optimistic views on life and death. But deep down, I was saddened with the thought of a cure being so far away that I wouldn't be around to see it. Today, my fears have dwindled.