UK cost body finally approves limited use of GSK's lupus drug - (CNBC via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence authorised GlaxoSmithKline's lupus drug Benlysta for limited use after rejecting the drug on the grounds of cost-effectiveness, as reported CNBC Tuesday.

  • NICE said the therapy will be made available under a managed access scheme between GlaxoSmithKline and the NHS.

  • Under the scheme, NICE will collect data on the benefits of the therapy and conduct a review after three years.

  • GlaxoSmithKline provided an undisclosed discount on the drug as part of its approval.

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