Author Archives: Aisha I Abdullah PhD

CFTR Modulator Adherence High in Kids, Teens on Symdeko, Orkambi

Children and adolescents on Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) and Orkambi (ivacaftor/lumacaftor) for cystic fibrosis (CF) had higher treatment adherence rates compared with adults given the same CFTR modulators, a nationwide study in the U.S. found. The study also showed that adherence — patients choosing to follow through with a prescribed treatment —…

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The Benefits of Being Sick

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As columnist Lara Govendo reflects on her journey through CF and transplant, she realizes there are a surprising number of benefits.

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