The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Ivacaftor (Kalydeco) for Cystic Fibrosis
The FDA has approved ivacaftor (eye va kaf’ tor; Kalydeco – Vertex) for oral treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients ≥6 years old with the G551D mutation, which is found in about 5% of patients with CF. It is the first drug approved...more
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