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Ivacaftor Improves Lung Function And Symptoms In Cystic Fibrosis Patients With Specific Genetic Mutation

Ivacaftor, a novel oral agent that potentiates a membrane channel blocked in patients aged six years and older with cystic fibrosis caused by the G551D mutation, significantly improves lung function and reduces pulmonary exacerbations, according to phase 3 data reported at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress 2012, Vienna, on Monday (3 September 2012)...

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