Novartis Gets NICE Headache From Aimovig Knockback
The cost-effectiveness watchdog is worried about the cost of Novartis's once-monthly first-in-class migraine drug and is not convinced it is more effective than Allergan’s Botox, which can require up to 40 injections into the head and neck.
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