February 12, 2018 / 10:04 AM / 5 months ago

Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine -broadcaster NRK

OSLO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities will buy the rare-disease treatment Spinraza for patients from U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns ($880,381.33) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday.

Spinraza treats the rare, often fatal disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Norwegian authorities will cover the costs for minors only. ($1 = 7.9511 Norwegian crowns) (Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)

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