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Novartis patient access scheme prompts wider Scots yes for Lucentis

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Executive Summary

The Scottish Medicines Consortium, Scotland's health technology appraisal body, has expanded the potential market there for Novartis' eye drug Lucentis (ranibizumab) thanks to a list price discount. The news is not so good for Allergan, whose Ozurdex (dexamethasone implant) will likely face more competition from Lucentis now.


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