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Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use by NHS in Scotland

Two “life-changing” cystic fibrosis drugs have been rejected for routine use by the NHS in Scotland. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) said there were uncertainties about the long-term health benefits of Orkambi and Symkevi in relation to their costs. Manufacturer Vertex and the Scottish government are now working “as a matter of urgency” to find… Read More »

A case of the Blues: BCBS plans' appeal rejected, must face antitrust allegations

Dive Brief: The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld a federal court ruling from April that the 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield plans’ agreement to limit competition while staking claim in exclusive markets is a per se violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.  The class action lawsuit has been ongoing for six… Read More »