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Roche faces UK pricing row over Ocrevus
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:19:35 pm »

The NICE people, responsible for who gets what medicines through the UK's health service, have decided that Ocrevus for PPMS isn't "cost effective," and so Ocrevus will be covered for RRMS but not for PPMS in the UK unless this matter can be settled differently:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-roche-britain/roche-faces-uk-pricing-row-over-multiple-sclerosis-drug-ocrevus-idUSKCN1LP0UX
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The NICE people have decided to postpone their decision on whether to cover Ocrevus for PPMS in the UK, and that is good news for those with PPMS who have been hoping to be able to obtain this drug.


From Multiple Sclerosis News Today, November 2, 2018--"NICE postpones 'final opinon' on adding Ocrevus to NHS for PPMS patients in UK":


https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2018/11/02/nice-postpones-final-opinion-on-adding-ocrevus-to-nhs-for-ppms-patients-in-uk/
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