(Reuters) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc has priced its three-drug combination for cystic fibrosis (CF) at $311,503 per year, after winning early U.S. approval on Monday.

Shares of the drugmaker, which also raised its 2019 sales forecast for CF products, were up 3% in after-hours trading.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, which comes five months ahead of the agency’s previously announced action date, greatly expands the percentage of cystic fibrosis patients that Vertex can treat.

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