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Stories with subject: Cystic fibrosis
  • New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:21 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per patient per day.