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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Welcome news for around 30 New Zealanders with cystic fibrosis

    Welcome news for around 30 New Zealanders with cystic fibrosis


    PHARMAC has struck a provisional deal to fund Kalydeco - a medicine which will improve the lives of people with a specific mutation of the disease.

    It comes after an 11-thousand-signature petition was delivered to Parliament in November - calling for immediate funding of the drug.

    PHARMAC hopes prescriptions will be available by March 1st.

    Cystic fibrosis is life-threatening - as it affects people's ability to breathe and digest food.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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