Cystic fibrosis drug given green light in England.
A life-extending drug for cystic fibrosis will be available on the NHS in England, health bosses say.
NHS England reached a deal with Orkambi manufacturers Vertex Pharmaceuticals after months of talks. Patients should be able to get the drug within 30 days.
NHS England agrees price for ‘unaffordable’ cystic fibrosis drug.
Up to 5,000 children and young people in England with the life-shortening disease cystic fibrosis will soon get access to the new drug Orkambi, after the US manufacturer ended years of bitter wrangling and agreed a price with the NHS.
Campaigners celebrated the news, which NHS England’s chief executive said meant cystic fibrosis patients would get the drug within the month.
Cystic Fibrosis victory: Express crusade helps get green light for life-changing drug.
After a four-year wait and to the joy of breathless sufferers and their battling families NHS England (NHSE) announced it had finally sealed a deal with US drugs firm Vertex.
We have battled side-by-side with incredible families from across the nation for months to help get them access to Vertex’s two main CF wonder drugs – ‘Orkambi’ and ‘Symkevi’.
NHS finally approves life-changing drug Orkambi for cystic fibrosis patients.
A LIFE-CHANGING cystic fibrosis drug has been approved for NHS use after nearly four years of delay.
Orkambi is a game-changing treatment for the condition, which affects more than 10,000 people in the UK.