February 12, 2018 / 10:09 AM / 2 months ago

Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine: broadcaster NRK

OSLO (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.

FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

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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