NICE Backs Novartis's Tasigna For CML, Rejects BMS's Sprycel

LONDON (Dow Jones)--The U.K.'s health-cost regulator Friday backed Novartis AG's (NOVN.VX) cancer drug Tasigna for first-line treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia after the Swiss drug maker offered a discount, but Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s (BMY) rival product Sprycel was rejected.

The decision from the ...

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