Navigation Links
Vertex Plans to Provide Access to Potential CF Therapy VX-770 for Patients with Critical Medical Need
Date:6/10/2011

BETHESDA, Md., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a plan to provide VX-770, a CF medicine in development, to people with the G551D mutation who are in critical medical need and may benefit from treatment prior to potential approval of the drug from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pending FDA review and approval, Vertex expects to open the program at clinical sites in the United States as early as July.

"We are delighted that Vertex is making VX-770 available to patients through an expanded access program," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "This underscores Vertex's commitment to do what is right for the CF community."

The company is on track to submit a New Drug Application for VX-770 to the FDA in the second half of 2011.

VX-770 is an oral drug in development that targets the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis.

Results from Phase 3 clinical trials released this year showed that those who took the drug had marked improvements in lung function and other key indicators of the disease, including sweat chloride levels, likelihood of pulmonary exacerbations and body weight.

The CF Foundation worked with Vertex to discover VX-770, and has provided substantial scientific, financial and clinical support throughout the development process.

The Vertex VX-770 drug access program is for people with highly limited lung function and who meet other criteria. For information on eligibility or other details, call Vertex Medical Information at 1-877-634-VRTX (8789).

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, go to www.cff.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Bend Research and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Enter New Scientific Collaboration
2. Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated by the Law Firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP
3. InterMune to Provide Overview of Corporate Strategy, Update on Esbriet Commercialization Plans in the EU and Details of Phase 3 ASCEND Study
4. Dendreon Announces Clinical Trial Plans for PROVENGE and DN24-02 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
5. Polaris Group to Highlight Clinical Development Plans for Phase 3-Ready Candidate, ADI-PEG 20, During Symposium in Taiwan
6. KemPharm, Inc. Announces Plans to Launch KP106 as First Oral Film Dosage Form for ADHD
7. Amgen Outlines Strategy, Growth Objectives and Capital Allocation Plans
8. China Botanic Pharmaceutical Announces Plans to Switch to Renewable Bio-Fuel - Straw Pellets
9. Generex Plans Rights Offering Upon Approval of Reverse Stock Split and Listing on a National Stock Exchange
10. Qmed Announces Increase in Dedicated Staff as Part of Development Plans for 2011
11. Plans to Overhaul Ambulance Industry Met With Enthusiasm: Online Marketplace for Emergency Medical Services Introduces Largest Selection of Products and Services on the Web
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On ... as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle ... honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is ... herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn ... X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):