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# kalydeco - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Cystic Fibrosis This post contains videos

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Exclusive

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# kalydeco - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# kalydeco - Friday 1 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Kalydeco to be made available to Cystic Fibrosis patients in Ireland

The decision was announced today by Minister James Reilly after an agreement was reached with the HSE and the manufacturers of the drug.

# kalydeco - Monday 21 January, 2013

Negotiations underway over new CF drug deemed 'too expensive'

Irish health authorities will negotiate the price of a “groundbreaking” new treatment for cystic fibrosis, which would currently cost the State more than €28 million annually.

# kalydeco - Saturday 8 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

# kalydeco - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Pressure on Health Minister to approve and supply new cystic fibrosis drug

The Minister and the HSE have been called upon to approve and supply a revolutionary new treatment for certain sufferers of cystic fibrosis.

# kalydeco - Saturday 28 July, 2012

New drug for cystic fibrosis approved by European regulators

Regulators in Ireland must now approve the drug ahead of negotiations between the drug’s manufacturer and the HSE regarding pricing.