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FDA ready to crack down as Novartis reveals manipulated Zolgensma data

Novartis’ spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy Zolgensma made all kinds of headlines leading up to and following its approval. Now, it’s making just the kind of headlines no drug company wants to be caught up in. On Tuesday, the FDA said Novartis submitted a drug application with manipulated data and didn’t inform regulators of the issue until one month… Read More »

When US pulls overseas abortion funding, abortion rates go up not down

There are unintended consequences when the US withdraws abortion fundingJonathan Torgovnik for The Hewlett Foundation/Reportage by Getty Images By Clare Wilson When US foreign aid for abortion providers stopped in 2001 for eight years, the number of pregnancy terminations in parts of sub-Saharan Africa went up, new figures show. The rise may have happened because… Read More »

NICE blames BioMarin for Brineura rejection after price talks break down

BioMarin and England’s cost-effectiveness gatekeeper have been negotiating for a year, but that hasn’t helped the rare-disease specialist secure reimbursement for its Batten disease drug Brineura. Friday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published draft guidance sticking with its earlier decision not to endorse Brineura in children with the disease, an inherited… Read More »