Stand-Off: Vertex Refuses NICE Data on CF Drug Symkevi, HTA Body Awaits Next Move
Vertex says it will not file data on its cystic fibrosis drug Symkevi (tezacaftor/ivacaftor) until the UK's NICE changes the way it assesses drugs.
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In the next stage of the UK inquiry into the availability of Vertex’s cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi on England’s National Health Service, a public hearing will take place in March.
The UK government has criticized Vertex for the company’s approach to pricing its cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi. In the meantime, a parliamentary inquiry that could expose sensitive pricing details moves forward.