Negative draft NICE guidance for Biogen’s Nusinersen for SMA

The UK NICE has issued a negative draft guidance on Nusinersen. NICE motivates its current position mainly on the grounds of the high acquisition cost of Nusinersen and the uncertainty on long term effect. This is not a final decision and a second NICE Appraisal Committee meeting is expected for October 2018. NICE’s language makes think that a further confidential price discount may change the guidance to positive. The NICE press release can be read clicking the link below:

NICE negative draft guidance on Nusinersen

 

THE WAY FORWARD FOR HTA COOPERATION – THE VIEWS OF STAKEHOLDERS

Could a more coordinated EU HTA improve access to new healthcare technologies, favour development of EU-wide evidence development infrastructure and reduce fragmentation? These and other related topics will be discussed on July 9th in Brussels in a meeting organised by the EU Commission and that will involve relevant stakeholders. Here below a link to the meeting webpage:

meeting programme