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Does new drug signify cystic fibrosis breakthrough?

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Air date: December 30, 2012

Host: Barbara Lewis

Healthcare Policy & Public Health Research
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Interview: Katrina Roi, Independent Producer.



A drug approved by the FDA in January treats the underlying cause of a rare form of cystic fibrosis, a debilitating genetic disease that patients typically succumb to by their early 30s. This revolutionary breakthrough could not have been possible without a venture philanthropy partnership between a nonprofit foundation and a for-profit pharmaceutical company. Independent producer Katrina Roi reports in a special field piece on this significant advancement.

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