Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Applauds FDA Approval of Trikafta

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is celebrating the United States Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve Trikafta. The therapy — a triple combo based on elexacaftor, tezacaftor, and ivacaftor, which is being developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals — was approved on Oct. 21 for people with cystic fibrosis (CF)…

FDA Designates Vast’s BIOC11 a Qualified Infectious Disease Product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Vast Therapeutics’ BIOC11 a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have chronic pulmonary infections due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The QIDP designation makes BIOC11 eligible for priority-review and fast-track statuses…

Experts Highlight Obstacles in Delivering New CF Therapies

Care for cystic fibrosis (CF) has improved substantially in recent decades, but there are still challenges ahead, particularly in ensuring that all patients have access to the best available care, according to a new study. The Lancet, a renowned medical journal, commissioned nearly 40 experts to write a paper…

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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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