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NICE rejects Chiesi’s Lamzede

It is currently looking unlikely that Chiesi’s Lamzede will become routinely available on the NHS for patients with alpha-mannosidosis, after cost-regulators issued a preliminary rejection of the drug.

24th May 2018

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Tax rises needed to boost health and social care funding

Tax rises will likely be needed to keep the quality of health and social care as it is now while the system contends with the growing demands of an ageing demographic, concludes a report by The Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Health Foundation.

24th May 2018

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EU approves Repatha for reduction of CV risk

The European Commission has expanded the scope of Amgen’s PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha to include the reduction of cardiovascular risk in adults with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD).

23rd May 2018

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Novo’s Refixia beats rival in head to head trial

Novo Nordisk’s Refixia has come out on top in a head to head study assessing its effect in patients with the bleeding disorder haemophilia B against Swedish Orphan Biovitrum’s recombinant factor IX-Fc fusion protein (rFIXFc).

22nd May 2018

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US green light for AZ’ Lokelma

US regulators have finally issued a green light for AstraZeneca’s Lokelma as a treatment for hyperkalaemia - elevated potassium levels in the blood - in adult patients.

21st May 2018

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Data show ‘enduring’ benefits of GSK’s Nucala

GlaxoSmithKline has released long-term data showing that its biologic Nucala significantly decreased exacerbations in patients with severe, eosinophilic asthma as well as improvement in disease control.

21st May 2018

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