Cystic fibrosis drug given green light in England
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Cystic fibrosis drug given green light in England

This article was taken from: bbc.co.uk/news/health-50144742 By BBC Health News A life-extending drug for cystic fibrosis will be available on the NHS in England, health bosses say. NHS England reached a deal with the manufacturers of Orkambi, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, after months of negotiations. Patients should be able to get the drug within 30 days. The…

Calls for action on patients denied £100,000 cystic fibrosis drug
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Calls for action on patients denied £100,000 cystic fibrosis drug

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/03/nhs-cystic-fibrosis-drug-orkambi-vertex By¬†Sarah Boseley¬†Health editor Exclusive:¬†Ministers urged to consider revoking patent on life-extending Orkambi, which NHS cannot afford Campaigners are calling on the government to urgently intervene over the cost of a drug that could extend the lives of thousands of children but which manufacturers have set at ¬£105,000 per patient per…