Novartis MS program guides patients to new oral drug

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Novartis MS program guides patients to new oral drug

Postby MSUK » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:49 am

Novartis MS program guides patients to new oral drug, covers out-of-pocket costs

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Novartis AG will pay out-of-pocket costs for non-Medicare patients who use the company’s multiple sclerosis pill Gilenya when the drug, to be priced at $4,000 a month, goes on sale in the U.S. this week.

The Swiss drugmaker will pay as much as $800 monthly in co- payments for Gilenya, the first oral medicine for the condition, the company said in an e-mail. Novartis will also help patients navigate testing and monitoring recommended by U.S. regulators who approved Gilyena on Sept. 22, paying as much as $600 per patient for that expense.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1309
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