Positive results from a study of ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) in children ages 1 to 2 were announced today.
Two Phase 3 clinical trials of tezacaftor (VX-661) in combination with ivacaftor (Kalydeco®) showed positive results, Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced today.
Aim is to Provide Cystic Fibrosis Patients Enhanced Access to Medications and Expanded Pharmacy Services
Update: On February 3, 2017, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation divested its remaining ownership stake in CF Services Inc., a specialty pharmacy. The pharmacy is now fully owned by Walgreens.
Today, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted its application to expand Trikafta® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor) to include children ages 6-11 years old with cystic fibrosis who have at least one F508del or a mutation in the CFTR gene that is responsive based on in vitro data. The FDA has granted priority review of the application and has indicated that it will make a decision by June 8, 2021.
Bronchodilators may widen airways by helping the surrounding muscles relax. This could allow more air to travel through the airways, which may help other medications work more effectively.
It is important to always clean and disinfect your nebulizer because you can breathe in germs through your nebulizer and risk developing a lung infection.
Vascular access devices, or PICCs and ports, allow repeated and long-term access to the bloodstream for frequent or regular administration of drugs, like intravenous (IV) antibiotics.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has approved Ultresa™ delayed-release capsules, a pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy. Ultresa (pancrelipase) is manufactured by Aptalis Pharma.