Quantcast

Latest Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Stories

2011-07-06 09:50:00

Aptalis CF Cycle for Life Tour Series Supports Lifesaving Cystic Fibrosis Research BETHESDA, Md., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced that Aptalis Pharma will be the 2011 national title sponsor for its premier cycle series--Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. The event features one-day bike tours held in 46 U.S. cities throughout the summer and fall. Thousands of cyclists will come together to raise money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis,...

2011-06-22 10:58:00

Kids from 20 States Make Case for Drug Funding and Access to Care for Fatal Disease BETHESDA, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens from across the United States whose siblings, cousins and other loved ones have cystic fibrosis will urge elected officials in Washington, D.C., to fund government agencies that are vital to drug research and development. They will also press Congress to protect health coverage for people with cystic fibrosis, a rare and fatal genetic disease....

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,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.