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ood morning, everyone. Damian Garde here, in for Ed Silverman once more, and with another round of headlines to get your day started.

UK regulators say Bristol-Myers Squibb’s blockbuster cancer drug Opdivo is too expensive for patients with head and neck cancer, PharmaTimes tells us. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the nation’s drug pricing watchdog, Opdivo’s cost, about £5,700 (or $7,000) a month, doesn’t justify its effect on quality of life. NICE made a similar ruling on Opdivo’s use in lung cancer last year.

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