#65: Our Take, August 12, 2019

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In today’s Our Take read-in, “The FDA announced Tuesday that Novartis submitted the drug application for Zolgensma, the company’s novel gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, with manipulated data. The FDA said it is assessing the matter and ‘remains confident’ that the gene therapy will continue to be available to patients.” To sign up for the weekly email brief, click here.

Other briefs include:

  • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions reached a tentative $145 million settlement agreement with the Department of Justice.
  • CMS has agreed to reimburse any FDA-approved chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies.
  • SSM Health is introducing an individual health plan in the St. Louis market this fall.
  • Provention Bio’s teplizumab received the FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy Designation.
  • New York City launched NYC Care, a program that offers health care to uninsured residents.
  • CVS has expanded its CarePass program to participating CVS pharmacies throughout the U.S.
  • Walgreens customers can soon get select prescription Bausch Health dermatology products for a flat rate.

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