Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Progress for Cystic Fibrosis [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Antioxidant Supplement Helps Cystic Fibrosis Patients, Study Finds

A special formulation of an antioxidant-enriched multivitamin helped decrease the frequency of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a new study. The findings, by researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, were published in the American Journal of…

Vast Therapeutics’ Therapy Candidate BIOC51 Fares Well in Mouse Studies

Vast Therapeutics, formerly known as Novoclem Therapeutics, recently announced that the company’s first controlled nitric oxide (NO) release powder-based therapy candidate, BIOC51, can substantially reduce the bacterial load of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) in the lungs of animal models of cystic fibrosis. Vast Therapeutics is a preclinical stage pharmaceutical…

Symdeko Now Available at AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, Pharmacy Announces

AllianceRx Walgreens Prime announced that it has access to a series of limited-distribution drugs (LDDs) for its specialty patients, including the recently approved Symdeko (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for cystic fibrosis (CF). Other medications available include Austedo (deutetrabenazine) for Huntington’s disease, Fasenra (benralizumab) for severe asthma, and Hemlibra…

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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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