cystic fibrosis

FDA approves new drug for cystic fibrosis

On July 2, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Orkambi (lumacaftor 200 mg/ivacaftor 125 mg) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients 12 years…

FDA expands approved use of Kalydeco for CF

On May 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for treating cystic fibrosis (CF), tripling the number of rage gene…

New treatment for cystic fibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new “breakthrough therapy” for cystic fibrosis (CF) in late October 2019. (more…)

The changing face of cystic fibrosis

It’s no longer a childhood illness. Takeaways: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Data Registry shows that more than 54% of people with cystic fibrosis live 18 years and…

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