logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

UK JCVI Not Recommends Novartis's Meningitis B Vaccine Bexsero For Immunization

Swiss drug maker Novartis AG (NVS), Wednesday said the UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation or JCVI took an interim position to not recommend Bexsero vaccine for inclusion in the National Immunisation Programme, driven by evaluation based on cost-effectiveness assumptions. The company added that the JCVI does not feel that the decision is in the interest of the public.

Novartis said the JCVI made its evaluation before any pricing discussion with it and if the position is not changed, it will postpone Bexsero access.

In January 2013, the European Medicines Agency licensed Bexsero for active immunization of individuals from two months of age and older against invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis group B.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Shares of WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc were gaining more than 4 percent in the early Thursday morning trading as it reported 0.7 percent increase in first-quarter like-for-like sales excluding fuel. LFL sales were up 1.2 percent, including fuel. Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss that narrowed from a year ago, reflecting an increase in revenues despite continued drop in user-base. Earnings for the quarter trumped analysts estimates, as did revenues, sending the company's shares up 13 percent in extended trading hours. San... Shares of Fitbit Inc. (FIT) slumped over 12 percent in extended hours trading after the maker of wearable technology reported a drop in first-quarter profit hurt largely by a surge in operating costs. The company also detailed a weak outlook for the second quarter. Fitbit's profit for the first-quarter...
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT