FDA Panel Backing New CF Drug

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FDA Panel Backing New CF Drug
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 3:34pm

A panel of advisors to the FDA are backing Novartis' new antibiotic powder that can be used with inhalers, an easier way to take the med as opposed to a nebulizer: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/09/06/fda-panel-backs-cystic-fibrosis-drug/

Do you hope that the FDA gives it's approval?

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 4:11pm

I just saw this. This is terrific news. TOBI nebs (we've only had to do it once) are a pain in the neck, so an inhaled powder is a big improvement.  So YES I hope the FDA approves it.