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Cystic fibrosis meds to be available on NHS

Local charity welcomes 'amazing news'

People in the Isle of Man with cystic fibrosis have received some good news in the run-up to Christmas.

It's been announced three drugs which could help them with the condition - Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco - will be available free of charge from mid-January.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Isle of Man said the decision was "amazing news".

Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford says his department believes the treatment will be suitable for up to 20 patients with cystic fibrosis and he's hopeful they will improve their quality of life.