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Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland

Two cystic fibrosis drugs which have been described as “life-changing” by campaigners have been rejected for use by the NHS in Scotland.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium said there were uncertainties about the long-term health benefits of Orkambi and Symkevi in relation to their costs.

Both drugs are manufactured by Vertex.

It said it was working with the Scottish government to find a solution to allow broad access for eligible patients as a matter of urgency.

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