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.
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.
Melanie Lawrence, an adult with cystic fibrosis, was selected to testify before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee regarding the impact of antimicrobial resistance on patients who face heightened risk of infections, like those with CF.
The investment will go toward finishing a Phase 2a clinical trial for an anti-infective to treat chronic infections in people with CF.