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Zavesca added to CMS drug demo

Executive Summary

Coverage of Actelion/Celltech's oral Gaucher's disease therapy Zavesca (miglustat) has been added to the Medicare Part B drug replacement demonstration project, according to CMS. The demonstration project now provides for interim coverage of approximately 30 oral or self-injected replacements for physician-administered drugs. Enrollment in the project has been described as predictive of enrollment trends in the upcoming Part D benefit (1"The Pink Sheet" July 25, 2005, p. 26)...

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