Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Airway Inflammation Affects pH, Response to CFTR Therapies

Inflammation in the airways of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) regulates the pH of the surface liquid and increases the response to approved CFTR modulators, a cell-based study suggested. Airway inflammation may be a key determinant in response to CF medicines, the researchers noted. “To advance personalized CFTR…

Vertex CF Treatments Opening to Eligible Patients in France and Italy 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals has reached reimbursement agreements with health authorities in France and Italy for its various cystic fibrosis (CF) treatments, including Kaftrio (ivacaftor/tezacaftor/elexacaftor), a next-generation therapy approved for use with ivacaftor. With these agreements — which bring the treatments into each country’s public health program — about 3,000 CF patients…

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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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