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Daily Brief: Azar blasts pharma, NICE forces MS drug prices down, Xenicos gets $30m funding

Daily Brief: Azar blasts pharma, NICE forces MS drug prices down, Xenicos gets $30m funding

to Novartis’ Extavia which had been the only recommended drug after a first cost appraisal.

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  • Novartis’ Extavia evades NICE restrictions on MS drugs Novartis’ Extavia evades NICE restrictions on MS drugs

    Multiple sclerosis patients in England and Wales look set to have just one interferon therapy option after draft NICE guidance backed routine funding for Novartis’ Extavia and rejected other drugs. ... The MS Society said the proposals won’t affect

  • Biogen Idec sues for patent infringement

    Rebif generated global sales of $2.1bn in 2009, and Extavia achieved $20m in the first quarter. ... Novartis received approval last year to sell Extavia and currently pays royalties to Bayer.

  • FDA approves Extavia for MS

    Extavia received EU approval in May 2008 to treat early and relapsing forms of MS. ... Extavia is reportedly the "first in a new planned portfolio" of MS medicines for Novartis.

  • Novartis gets MS drug approval

    Novartis has announced that the European Commission has granted approval for its new multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment, Extavia, and has said it intends to continue broadening its product range in this ... Extavia is the same as the MS treatment Betaferon

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