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NICE blames BioMarin for Brineura rejection after price talks break down

BioMarin and England’s cost-effectiveness gatekeeper have been negotiating for a year, but that hasn’t helped the rare-disease specialist secure reimbursement for its Batten disease drug Brineura. Friday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft guidance sticking with its earlier decision not to endorse Brineura in children with the disease, an inherited… Read More »

Shoppers takes page from Big Pharma, sponsors talks for doctors on medical cannabis, which it plans to sell

The pharmaceutical industry has done it for years, officially to educate doctors, unofficially to convince them to prescribe more of their medicines. Now the practice of company-sponsored seminars by specialists known in the drug business as “key opinion leaders” — and criticized as salespeople in disguise – has come to the burgeoning world of medical… Read More »