Double Delight For Novartis At The CHMP
Backing For MS Drug Mayzent And Isturisa For Cushing's
Novartis has received two positive opinions in Europe, the most important being for Mayzent, its active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis drug which is key to the company's ambitions for growth in the neurology space.
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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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