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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Biogen’s Tysabri, Novartis’ Gilenya Being Considered For Funding In New Zealand Health System

The Pharmaceutical Management Agency(PHARMAC) is considering a funding proposal that includes five treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), namely two key MS drugs,  Biogen‘sTysabri and Novartis‘ Gilenya, that are not currently funded. PHARMAC is the New ZealandCrown agency that decides, on behalf of District Health Boards, which medicines and related products are subsidized, which means that natalizumab and fingolimod may start to be prescribed by the New Zealand community and public hospitals.

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