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Cystic Fibrosis Ireland chief executive Philip Watt: ‘We are shaking with excitement at this news.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis has been approved for Irish patients. The drug, Trikafta, has (...)

‘It truly is a remarkable time of hope and progress in CF care in Ireland and worldwide.’ Photograph: Science Photo Library

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis could be available in Ireland as early as next summer, accordin(...)

The drug Orkambi, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, was approved for use in the Republic after a campaign by people with Cystic Fibrosis  and their families. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi has delivered a healthy return for the Irish arm of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Sales jumped 71 per cent at the group last y(...)

In Five Feet Apart, Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play two young people with cystic fibrosis, who try to have a relationship despite having to keep their distance from each other.

The film Five Feet Apart is currently in cinemas throughout Ireland, but it is dividing the Cystic fibrosis (CF) community. The film is based on the f(...)

The Government agreed to reimburse Recomb in 2017 after a sustained campaign by cystic fibrosis patients. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi is to be made available to about 70 children in Ireland following a deal between the manufacturer and the Europe(...)

“Research costs lots of money with the expense of spotting, developing and proving the safety of promising drugs running into the billions.”  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

People habitually complain about pharma companies, claiming they are commercial juggernauts only out there to make a buck and exert excessive influenc(...)

European shares rose on Thursday to a fresh three-month high as oil stocks rallied and online supermarket Ocado shot up after it signed a game-changin(...)

Alex O’Herlihy who has cystic fibrosis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he wants treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) here to be “among the best in the world”. Speaking in advance of the national(...)

Cystic fibrosis treatment,  Orkambi.  Photograph: Leah Farrell

Children aged between 6 and 11 will now be able to access the cystic fibrosis (CF) drug Orkambi following regulatory approval from the EU. The Govern(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

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