NICE OKs Sarclisa & Mayzent For Funding In England, But Rejects Vindaqel
Scottish HTA Body Greenlights Bavencio, Brineura
The health technology assessment bodies for England and Scotland have this week issued positive recommendations on the funding of several innovative new medicines on the National Health Service, including products for myeloma, kidney cancer and multiple sclerosis.
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