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For a B.C. mother who suffers from cystic fibrosis, taking four pink pills a day made it possible to get out of bed, feed her kids and take them to school.
“For the first time in a long time, I got to be a mother to them,” said Melissa Verleg, 34, of Vernon, B.C., whose children are seven and nine years old.
“Life was fantastic.”
The pill was Orkambi, a medication designed to treat cystic fibrosis in patients with a specific mutation.
Patients like Verleg call it life-changing, but B.C. and other provinces don’t cover its hefty cost: about $250,000 per
This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/orkambi-cystic-fibrosis-lawsuit-1.4759935?cmp=rss.