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Glaxo’s Revolade Wins U.K. Cost Agency’s Backing

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Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- GlaxoSmithKline’s Revolade wins backing of health-cost agency in draft guidance on treatment of a rare bleeding disorder after drugmaker agrees to sell it to state-run medical system at a discount. * Revolade is cost-effective for chronic immune

thrombocytopenic purpura in certain adults who have had

their spleens removed and those who haven’t responded to at

least one other therapy, National Institute for Health and

Clinical Excellence says in e-mailed statement * Decision reverses 2010 ruling that drug was too costly;

agency didn’t disclose size of discount Glaxo is offering

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