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Denmark rejects Gilead and Eisai cancer drugs

Two cancer drugs were recently deemed too costly for the Danish Medicines Agency, which continued its trend at its November meeting of passing on expensive treatments – though one drug made it through due to the ”serious nature” of its indication.

Gilead and Eisai have had to leave empty-handed from Denmark this month | Photo: Stine Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

On Wednesday, while Danish pharmaceutical firm Lundbeck was celebrating its general-use approval for migraine drug Vyepti, US-based Gilead and Japanese Eisai were left empty-handed after the Danish Medicines Agency’s released notes form its monthly meeting.

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