About Cystic Fibrosis and the Combination of VX-809 and IvacaftorCystic fibrosis is a rare, life-shortening genetic disease affecting approximately 70,000 people worldwide, including 30,000 people in the United States and 35,000 in Europe. The median predicted age of survival for a person with CF born today is between 34 and 47 years, but the median age of death remains in the mid-20s. The most common cause of death among people with CF is lung disease, which results from recurring infections and chronic lung inflammation.
Vertex Announces Initiation Of Pivotal Phase 3 Program Of VX-809 In Combination With Ivacaftor For The Treatment Of People With Cystic Fibrosis Who Have Two Copies Of The F508del Mutation
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