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MAY 12, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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FDA panel recommends Vertex cystic fibrosis treatment

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday recommended approval of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's combination cystic fibrosis therapy, finding it to be safe and effective for patients ages 12 and up. The recommendation, which came in a 12-1 vote, will now be considered by FDA officials who are expected to decide by ...

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MAY 12, 2015 - Washington Times

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FDA panel backs Vertex combination pill for cystic fibrosis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for an experimental combination drug to treat cystic fibrosis, despite unresolved questions about the benefit of one of the pill's two ingredients. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has asked the Food and Drug Administration to approve its twice-a-day drug for patients with the ...

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MAY 08, 2015 - Reuters

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FDA staff questions value of Vertex's cystic fibrosis combo

(Reuters) - Staff reviewers from the U.S. FDA questioned whether Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental combination therapy for cystic fibrosis had an added benefit over the company's already approved therapy, Kalydeco, in patients with the most common genetic mutation behind the deadly disease.

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MAY 08, 2015 - Reuters

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FDA staff say Vertex CF combo works, unclear how

(Reuters) - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's combination of an experimental compound and an approved drug significantly improved lung function in cystic fibrosis patients with the most common genetic mutation underlying the disease, FDA staff said.

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MAY 08, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators said Friday that an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals helped improve breathing in patients with the deadly inherited disease.

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