October 21, 2019 / 7:17 PM / a month ago

FDA approves Vertex Pharma's combo treatment for cystic fibrosis

Oct 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc’s combination treatment for a rare condition called cystic fibrosis, the agency said on Monday.

The treatment, Trikafta, is a combination of three drugs that target a defective protein responsible for the life-threatening disease that builds up thick mucus in body parts such as the lungs and digestive tract. (bit.ly/2MxqCrJ) (Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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