NICE Clears Verzenios For Breast Cancer After Lilly Offers UK Discount
Verzenios, Lilly’s new drug for metastatic breast cancer, has been OKd by NICE for use on the national health service in England and Wales. In terms of gaining market share it is some way behind two other competitor drugs, Pfizer’s Ibrance and Novartis’s Kisqali, but it has some clinical advantages that could allow it to gain uptake.
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Health technology assessment body NICE says that Verzenios when used with fulvestrant can be used to treat advanced breast cancer via the Cancer Drugs Fund, giving Eli Lilly the edge in this space for now over rival CDK4/6 manufacturers, Pfizer and Novartis.
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