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NICE Rejects Novartis's Gilenya

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 2, 2011 at 3:13 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK has failed to back the Novartis's multiple sclerosis pill Gilenya (Fingolimod) on the grounds that it is not a cost-effective treatment option. This means patients may only be able to take Gilenya if they have private medical insurance.
 NICE Rejects Novartis's Gilenya
NICE Rejects Novartis's Gilenya
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Despite having offered discount, NICE estimated that the annual cost of the drug would stand around 19,196 pounds. While Novartis's competitor Biogen Idec's injectable Avonex costs 9,061 pounds

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NICE's final decision is due in April. Till then Novartis has some time to either submit new data or revise its access scheme.

Source: Medindia
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