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Cimzia AutoClicks Prefilled Pen Now Available in UK Through NHS

Oct. 26, 2016

UCB announced that the new Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) AutoClicks Prefilled Pen is now available on the NHS following the recent positive opinion by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

The device provides a button-free delivery system and a wide, non-slip grip that keeps patient hand disability in mind.  It has a large viewing window that shows the progress of the injection and shows that they have administered it correctly with two clicks, which indicate when the injection has started and when it has finished.

In the UK the monthly cost to the NHS for treating a patient using the certolizumab pegol AutoClicks Prefilled Pen is $776.98, for two 200mg doses. — Cynthia Jessup

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