A new inhaled antibiotic for the treatment of cystic fibrosis called Cayston® is now available for patients through select specialty pharmacies, including the CF Services Pharmacy.
A key focus of this year's North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC) was the progress of the more than 30 potential new therapies moving through the CF Foundation's drug development pipeline.
Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. They should not be used to treat infections caused by viruses (such as the flu) or types of fungi, which include yeasts and molds.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TOBI® Podhaler™ (tobramycin inhalation powder), a dry powder formulation of the antibiotic TOBI, to treat lung infections caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa).
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has awarded up to $5.6 million to Microbion Corporation to develop a novel, inhaled antibiotic to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections in people with cystic fibrosis.