|News of cure ‘monumental’ for cystic fibrosis sufferers: Iowa CFF chapter presiden|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Mark Perlman|
|Friday, 27 June 2014 14:16|
Mygooi CEO Greenwood lauds local, national support
DES MOINES, Iowa (June 26, 2014) News that Phase 3 clinical studies of a combination of two medications have been successful for patients with the most common form of cystic fibrosis is wonderful, says Paul N. Greenwood, president of the Iowa chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and CEO of Des Moines-based Mygooi.com.
The results of two 24-week studies held at 200 sites in North America, Europe and Australia, were announced Tuesday (http://investors.vrtx.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=856185) by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., which developed the drugs and protocol with the support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“This is monumental news,” said Greenwood, “the most exciting in CF history. I have to thank the people of Iowa, who contributed millions of dollars to this cause in the 10 years I’ve been volunteering with our chapter. This is a terrible disease and, while there’s still a lot of work to be done, this is a massive step forward.”
Vertex and CFF said the studies ple with two copies of the F508del mutation.
More than 1,100 people ages 12 and older participated in the studies. Those given the treatment showed significant and consistent improvement in lung function and other important health measures for CF, including weight gain and a reduction in the rate of pulmonary exacerbations and related hospitalizations and IV antibiotic use.
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