Vertex's cystic fibrosis drug shows promise in Phase II trial

04/19/2013 | Reuters

Cystic fibrosis patients who took Vertex Pharmaceuticals' experimental drug VX-661, in combination with Kalydeco, or ivacaftor, experienced improvement in lung function compared with those who received a placebo, a midstage trial found. The drug, alone or in combination with Kalydeco, was also well-tolerated by patients.

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