Isn't it so exciting? Cayston is now approved by the United States FDA to treat lung infections in Cystic Fibrosis patients. Our donations to the CF Foundation are helping!!!
This is such an important development for many reasons. Since lungs infections are the leading cause of death in CF, this new inhaled antibiotic is an alternative for those patients who develop resistance to the current antibiotics. It is not the the current antibiotics are useless but I would rather have an arsenal of antibiotics to use against the nasty bacteria that can reside in Nathan's lungs. I don't believe there have been any trials under the age of 7 so Nathan may not be able to utilize the drug immediately but it is very exciting nonetheless.
"Cayston is the first CF drug to advance — from beginning to end — through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Therapeutics Development Program, which is designed to speed the creation of new CF therapies."
This drug is helping to fight infections associated with CF but the CF Foundation is also using our donations to research the underlying cause of CF. Please donate ($1, $5, $50...whatever you can) to Team Nathan to help find a cure for this disease.