Vertex Secures Rapid Deal In England For CF Triple Therapy
Access Will Be Among Fastest In Europe
After a long-standing row with payer NHS England, the rapid market access deal will help Vertex move into growth phase.
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An agreement between Vertex and NHS England secures rapid access to Kaftrio, the company’s triple therapy for cystic fibrosis, including for patients with rare mutations not covered by the soon-to-be-granted European marketing authorization. The final price will depend on an assessment by health technology appraisal body NICE.
Only nine weeks after US approval, Trikafta, which in theory can treat 90% of all patients with cystic fibrosis, is already Vertex's top-selling medicine.