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New cystic fibrosis treatment

NHS patients in England will be some of the first people in Europe to benefit from a new “truly life-transforming” treatment for cystic fibrosis. Patients with cystic fibrosis will benefit from a therapy which tackles the underlying causes of the disease, by helping the lungs work effectively.

A landmark deal, negotiated ahead of a licence being granted by the European Medicines Agency, means that clinicians will be free to start prescribing the treatment to English patients as soon as the licence is finally granted, in the coming weeks.