Scottish Medicines Consortium blocks access to Actelion’s PAH drug on NHS Scotland

Actelion says it is disappointed by the decision made by Scottish cost regulators to refuse NHS funding for pulmonary arterial hypertension drug Uptravi. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) issued guidance not recommending use of Uptravi (selexipag) for a sub-population of adult patients with the potentially life-threatening condition, which leads to an increase in blood pressure

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Novartis & Bristol-Myers Squibb to collaborate on cancer treatments

Novartis has entered a clinical research collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of Mekinist in combination with Opdivo and Opdivo + Yervoy regimen. The cancer treatments are being used as a potential option for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with microsatellite stable tumours where the tumours are proficient in mismatch

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