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Statements Regarding Our Story On Cystic Fibrosis

Statements From Vertex and Minister for Health and Aged Care in regards to Trikafta.

Statement from Vertex:

Vertex is committed to ensuring Australians with cystic fibrosis can have government-funded access to Trikafta as quickly as possible. The current discussions with the Government are going well and we are focused on progressing them as quickly as we can, particularly given the March Federal Budget is fast approaching.

Statement from Minister for Health and Aged Care:

If the Medical Expert Panel recommends and the company accepts the required terms then we will be delighted to list this medicine, as we have done with over 2,800 new and amended medicines to date.

Indeed we are in advanced discussions with the company and subject to their final agreement I look forward to good news shortly. As has been the case with regards to Symdeko and Orkambi, this is a matter of deep personal passion.