February 12, 2018 / 10:08 AM / 8 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(BIIB.O) at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns (635,883.95 pounds) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday.

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

Spinraza treats the rare, often fatal disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Norwegian authorities will cover the costs for minors only.

Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik

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