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NICE Said No To Bavencio For Urothelial Cancer
Bavencio, Taltz, Cosentyx, and Opdivo plus Yervoy were this week also the subject of final recommendations from the health technology assessment body, NICE, on whether or not they should be used on the National Health Service for certain indications.
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As well as now backing the reimbursement of Bavencio for urothelial cancer, the health technology assessment institute has recommended Koselugo, for neurofibromatosis type 1, and Evenity, the osteoporosis drug that will now target over 20,000 people in England and Wales. On the other hand, Piqray has for now been turned down for advanced breast cancer.
Pfizer has been unsuccessful in its appeal against the health technology assessment body’s rejection of the rare heart disease drug, Vyndaqel. Meanwhile, Dr Falk Pharma has received the all-clear to make Jorveza (budesonide) available on the National Health Service for eosinophilic esophagitis.
Companies have the opportunity to tell the European Commission what they think about its proposed regulation that would overhaul the rules governing the use of substances of human origin.