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Scotland strikes deal to offer cystic fibrosis drugs

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 13 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5556
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

Expensive drugs to treat cystic fibrosis will be made available in the UK for the first time, after the Scottish government struck a deal with the manufacturer that will benefit around 400 patients.

The agreement in Scotland increases pressure for the drugs to be made available in other parts of the UK, and the Department of Health in England has urged the US manufacturer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, to accept an offer that the …

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