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The long fight to bring a miracle drug to Canadians

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It's called Trikafta, and people living with Cystic Fibrosis describe it as a true game-changer. It can treat symptoms at the source rather than manage them endlessly every day. It was approved in the United States in 2019 but only arrived in most Canadian provinces a few months ago. Why did it take so long? How does this drug work? And is the approval process it went through a precedent of better days to come for Canada's health care system?

GUEST: Jeremie Saunders, host of Sickboy, living with Cystic Fibrosis 

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