Author Archives: Diogo Pinto

Agreement Readies Denmark, Austria for Approval of Vertex CF Therapies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has entered a partnership with the Danish pharmaceutical organization Amgros to one day make Vertex’s cystic fibrosis (CF) therapies available for Danish patients. The collaboration was made through an access contract, a first-of-its-kind contract that gives Danish CF patients access to all Vertex’s current and future CF…

Long-term Kalydeco Treatment Improves Clinical Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Study Shows

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients showed improved clinical outcomes and less disease progression after long-term treatment with Kalydeco (ivacaftor), according to an observational study. Researchers found that Kalydeco-treated CF patients had a significantly lower risk of death, pulmonary exacerbation, hospitalization, transplant, and prevalence of CF-related complications and pathological microorganisms,…


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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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