HEAR MORE: New Cystic Fibrosis drug expected to change lives

News of the approval of a new drug for people with Cystic Fibrosis is being welcomed locally.

Symkevi will be available to people with a certain genetic form of CF. A deal between the HSE and manufacturer Vertex will see the drug be available to Irish people.

Cystic fibrosis is a common inherited disease that affects the internal organs, especially the lungs and digestive system, leading to frequent and severe infections.

Local campaigner Lorraine O’Neill joined Caroline Gauley on The Wider View to welcome the news. She started by explaining her own experience of CF: