FDA Backs Novartis MS Pill Mayzent With Broad Label
Mayzent is the first oral therapy proven to delay progression in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and Novartis pharma chief Paul Hudson tells Scrip its $88,500 list price will not affect access.
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