Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) announced that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s (PBAC) in Australia recommendation the listing of Orkambi® (lumacaftor/ivacaftor) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The recommendation is for cystic fibrosis people ages six and over who have two copies of the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.
Many thousands of patients worldwide are already receiving lumacaftor/ivacaftor in countries where it is reimbursed including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and the U.S.
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