Author Archives: Alice Melão, MSc

#NACFC2018 – Preclinical Study Data Demonstrate Lenabasum’s Potential to Prevent Inflammatory Signals in CF

Treatment with lenabasum can effectively prevent inflammation and induce pro-resolving signals in airway immune cells from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), results from a preclinical study show. Lenabasum’s more recent preclinical data was discussed at the 32nd North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, in a poster presentation titled “…

Reimbursement Agreement Includes Orkambi in Public Health Plan for CF Patients in Australia

Beginning Oct. 1, the cystic fibrosis (CF) targeted therapy Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) will be included on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Australian government’s decision resulted from the completion of an agreement with Orkambi’s manufacturer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and was supported by the recent positive recommendation from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee…


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Don’t Overlook Emotional Wellness When Dealing With Chronic Illness

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Living with a chronic illness can affect emotional wellness, writes columnist Lara Govendo, who offers up some ideas for managing both.

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