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# vertex - 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.

# vertex - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# vertex - 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.

# vertex - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

# vertex - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

# vertex - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Drug company wants Simon Harris to intervene in row on life-changing drug Orkambi

The health minister said he wants “further engagement” between Vertex and the HSE.

# vertex - Monday 28 November, 2016

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"

It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.