Vertex Commits To Novel Reimbursement Plan For Orkambi In UK, Despite Setback
Despite an initial rejection from NHS England, Vertex remains committed to bringing its novel reimbursement plan to England to secure access to its cystic fibrosis drug, Orkambi.
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An agreement between Vertex and NHS England secures rapid access to Kaftrio, the company’s triple therapy for cystic fibrosis, including for patients with rare mutations not covered by the soon-to-be-granted European marketing authorization. The final price will depend on an assessment by health technology appraisal body NICE.
Vertex has finally managed to reach an agreement to bring its cystic fibrosis drugs Orkambi and Symkevi to patients in England, which constitutes an important slice of what is the second biggest market for the drugs.
After years of stalemate, NHS England and Vertex have finally agreed a deal that will see cystic fibrosis patients access Orkambi and Symkevi as well as allow more patients to benefit from Kalydeco.