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Gerry Adams TD meets Vertex to discuss CF drugs

15 December, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has met with Vertex, the manufacturer of the cystic fibrosis treatments Orkambi and Kalydeco. He urged Vertex to increase its efforts to find a resolution.

Deputy Adams said:

“I met with Vertex in an effort to assist in making Orkambi and Kalydeco available to those patients whom it could benefit. 

"I told the Vertex representative in clear and unequivocal terms about the pain, stress and anguish of CF sufferers and their families.

"In recent weeks, I have met many such sufferers and their families and I have been moved by their personal testimony.

"I believe that these citizens should be able to avail of the most effective treatments which can enhance their quality of life.

"Both Vertex and the HSE must continue to work toward a resolution which will enable access to these cystic fibrosis medications for sufferers of this awful condition.”

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