'Life-changing' cystic fibrosis drug approved for use on the NHS - (BBC News via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The Scottish government has approved Vertex Pharmaceuticals' cystic fibrosis drug Kaftrio , reported BBC News.

  • Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said Kaftrio could lead to patients "living longer, healthier lives."

  • Freeman announced a deal had been agreed with Vertex to make the triple therapy treatment available through the NHS.

  • Following approval from the European Medicines Agency, it is expected a licence will be granted in the coming weeks.

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