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2011-06-14 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an infant-specific dose of CREON(R) (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). The CREON 3,000 units of lipase capsule provides the lowest dosage strength in the class approved by the FDA. This new option will enable more precise dosing titration in accordance with the...

2011-06-10 11:20:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced a plan to provide VX-770, a CF medicine in development, to people with the G551D mutation who are in critical medical need and may benefit from treatment prior to potential approval of the drug from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pending FDA review and approval, Vertex expects to open the program at clinical sites in the United States as early as July. "We are delighted that...

2011-06-10 10:00:00

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq CM: INSM), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive data through six treatment cycles (72 weeks total duration) of its Phase 2 clinical trial program for ARIKACE® (liposomal amikacin for inhalation) in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with Pseudomonas lung infections. The data were presented at the 34th European Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Hamburg, Germany, by Predrag Minic,...

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Pool Fun Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis This Summer (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 This summer, swimmers and pool enthusiasts can make a splash for a very worthy cause with BioGuard Splash for CF, a nationwide fundraiser in support of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and their local hospital care centers. This is the fourth year that BioGuard, one of the nation's premier suppliers of pool and spa care products, is donating a percentage of sales from sanitizer products to Splash for CF. The company...

2011-06-09 07:01:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced promising results from an ongoing Phase 2 study evaluating combinations of VX-770 and VX-809, potential medicines designed to treat the defective protein that causes cystic fibrosis. The study enrolled 62 people with two copies of the most common CF mutation, known as Delta F508. The trial lasted three weeks. Participants took VX-809 for two weeks,...

2011-06-02 00:00:32

Bluegreen Corporation supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with cash contributions and sponsorship of local events. Boca Raton, Fl (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced that a team of walkers from its Boca Raton, Florida corporate headquarters helped raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by taking part in the Great Strides Walk event held at Florida Atlantic University on May 1, 2011....

2011-05-20 14:50:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- She shot to Internet fame almost overnight as "That Girl in Pink" from the Rebecca Black "Friday" video, but this 14-year-old from Anaheim Hills is not resting there. "At first, I was getting attention for my dancing in the video," explained Benni Cinkle. "I don't have any formal dance training, and I guess people picked up on that," she added in her signature quick-wit. But since the "Friday" video debuted in mid-March of this year,...

2011-05-18 10:55:00

Tens of Thousands to Participate During National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month BETHESDA, Md., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced today that more than 200 cities will host Great Strides walks May 21-22, 2011. Great Strides is a national fundraiser that generates critical funds for lifesaving cystic fibrosis research, education and care. The 2011 goal of Great Strides is to raise nearly $40 million nationwide. May is National Cystic Fibrosis...

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2011-05-11 05:45:00

Users of social networking sites such as Facebook have twice the number of friends online as they do in real life, according to new study by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in Britain. The survey of 3,000 participants found that the typical British social network user has 121 friends online, compared with 55 real life friends.  The study also revealed that one in 10 people found their best friend online, and that people tend to be more truthful with their online friends.  Ten percent of...

2011-03-19 11:12:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL) were honored for outstanding leadership on behalf of people with cystic fibrosis during the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual March on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., this week. During March on the Hill, members of the cystic fibrosis community meet with elected officials to raise awareness about the disease. "Senator Wyden, Representative Markey...