Author Archives: Ana Pena, PhD

Symkevi Approved in EU for CF Patients with Two F508del Mutations, or One Plus a Minimal Function Mutation

Symkevi (tezacaftor/ivacaftor combo), by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, has been approved in the European Union for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 12 or older who carry F508del mutations. Importantly, the European Commission’s decision to grant marketing authorization makes Symkevi the first treatment in Europe for CF patients with only one F508del copy plus another mutation that confers minimal…

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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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