Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC (“Maxor”), today announced that Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. has now included Maxor Specialty, comprised of IV Solutions and Pharmaceutical Specialties (“PSI”), in its specialty pharmacy network. Effectively immediately, patients may now utilize Maxor Specialty for Orkambi® and Kalydeco®, two leading medications used in the treatment of certain types of Cystic Fibrosis (“CF”).
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that affects the body's lungs, sweat glands, and digestive system.
The CF community is a support group that provides tools and education to CF patients and their families. Maxor Specialty is a part of this community. We manage and care for the complete needs of our CF patients.
Rare Disease Day, launched in Europe in 2008, is held the last day of February every year and seeks to raise awareness of the impact that rare or orphan diseases have on the lives of patients and those who care for them. The USA joined the campaign in 2009 and over 80 countries throughout the world participated in 2016. The theme for 2017 is “RESEARCH” and the slogan is “With research, possibilities are limitless.”
Science continually opens windows and doors, offering insight into diseases and conditions and how to cure or at least manage them. Pharmaceutical companies invest heavily in research, particularly for common diseases. Rare diseases are often neglected, to the point where they are also known as “orphan diseases.”
For patients and their caregivers, a step toward managing cystic fibrosis is understanding the symptoms.
At IV Solutions, we’re here to help you sort through the basic cystic fibrosis symptoms in a few short minutes.
In-depth articles are also available on each topic when you’re ready to learn more.
What is Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease. When a person has CF, their body produces thickermucus. This mucus builds up and blocks the pathways inside the body, causing organ problems.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease, an illness someone is born with that is not contagious. Because the problem is in the building blocks that make up a person, most genetic diseases cannot be cured—yet. While we cannot cure cystic fibrosis, IV Solutions helps treat the symptoms. Continue reading to learn about cystic fibrosis genetics, causes, and testing. Please share this article to help build CF Awareness.
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes problems in the lungs and digestive system. It’s not curable—yet—but there are treatments for the symptoms.
Since the identification of cystic fibrosis as an illness, life expectancy has gone from only 6 months to 37 years. Today, about half of those living with CF are over 18 years old. People with CF can live active, satisfying lives.
If you want to learn about cystic fibrosis, you’ve found the right place! There’s a lot of information out there, but here are 12 quick facts and 7 common symptoms to get you started. Explore our site to find out more about living with cystic fibrosis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria that can cause infections in many parts of the body. It survives in most environments and is very resistant to antibiotics. Infections caused by P. aeruginosa can be life-threatening, but all have the potential to be treated.
While P. aeruginosa rarely makes healthy people sick, it is an opportunistic pathogen. This means it can be dangerous for people with a weakened immune response. If you catch an infection while in a hospital, it will most likely bePseudomonas aeruginosa.