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Health Canada Approves PrSYMDEKO™ For People Ages 12 and Older With Certain CFTR Gene Mutations
Vertex (VRTX) announced that Health Canada approved SYMDEKO™ (tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for treating the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, or who have one copy of the F508del mutation and a second mutation predicted to be responsive to tezacaftor/ivacaftor.

Approval was based on data from two Phase 3 . . .

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