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Novartis trumps Bristol-Myers Squibb at NICE for chronic CML

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Novartis looks set to dominate the treatment of chronic phase chronic myeloid leukaemia in England and Wales. NICE, the health technology appraisal body, has said a final draft yes to standard dose Glivec (imatinib) and Glivec follow-on, Tasigna (nilotinib), for the first-line treatment of adults with chronic phase Philadelphia-chromosome positive CML. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sprycel (dasatinib) has again lost out on a recommendation on grounds of cost.



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