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

Swiss drug maker Novartis AG (NVS: Quote), 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.

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