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Protesters in Manchester call on NICE to approve Biogen's $750,000 drug Spinraza

Image Credit: Juliux | Manchester Town Hall

Protesters in Manchester have called on the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to overturn their rejection of the Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) treatment Spinraza, after the public body chose not to approve the orphan drug for use on the NHS due “to uncertainties over its long-term effectiveness and its extremely high cost.”

Employees protest against shutting down of GSK facility in Bangladesh

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Employees of the British multinational GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have led a protest against the shutting down of manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh.

The employees, who have organised under the banner of GlaxoSmithKline Employees’ Union, alleged that a self-seeking group has been conspiring to shut down production in the country, according to United News of Bangladesh.

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