NICE gives Aubagio the nod

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The UK's price watchdog NICE has approved Sanofi's oral MS medication Aubagio for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which means the National Health Service will begin funding the drug within the next three months.

Wednesday's thumbs-up is a re-tread. NICE told Sanofi in September that Sanofi had to provide cost-effectiveness data that would indicate the drug deserves a space on the formulary compared to what's already on the market. The drug costs around $22,500 per patient per year in the UK.

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