Why Kalydeco is the FDA's biggest approval of 2012

12/26/2012 | Forbes

Of the 40 new drug approvals by the FDA this year, one stands out above the rest, Matthew Herper writes. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation played a pivotal role in the development of Vertex's cystic fibrosis treatment Kalydeco, which directly acts on a gene that can cause cystic fibrosis, and groups such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Myelin Repair are playing similar roles in drug development.

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