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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Releases Results of Studies of Lumacaftor (VX-809) and Ivacaftor

June 24, 2014

Vertex Pharmaceutials announces exciting news on the results of two phase 3 studies of lumacaftor (VX-809) in combination with ivacaftor in people with cystic fibrosis who have 2 copies of the F508del mutation. People treated with the two drugs had a statistically significant  improvement in FEV1 compared to those receiving placebo. Read more.

Research Study of MRSA Therapy Is Now Enrolling

June 18, 2014

We are now enrolling adults infected with MRSA in the Persistent MRSA Eradication Protocol (PMEP) is to test a new inhaled therapy. Get more information.


Admission to The Johns Hopkins Hospital

June 17, 2014

Admission to the hospital can be a great source of anxiety. Information about what to bring, who you’ll meet, what your experience will be like, and when you’ll go home can be found here.

Thank You for Helping Us Cure CF

June 17, 2014

Join us in helping to cure CF by participating in a Great Strides walk near you. You can support the Johns Hopkins CF Team by walking with us at M&T Bank Stadium on May 29th or by donating to our team.

Treatment Adherence: Why does it Matter? What Can We Do to Help?

March 21, 2014

The webcast of  Dr. Kristin Riekert’s  presentation entitled “Treatment Adherence: Why does it Matter? What Can We Do to Help?” is now available. View the presentation.

Annual Family Education Day

June 25, 2013

The presentations from this year’s CF Family Education, held on November 9, 2013 are now available online. Several important topics were presented including: Laws important to those with CF, exercise and nutrition and advances in CF  research.