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Colorado House passes sickle cell disease outreach legislation

The Colorado House of Representatives has passed legislation that seeks to improve health outcomes for state residents who live with sickle cell disease (SCD) through a new community outreach program. If made into law, the measure (SB24-042) would appropriate $200,000 to establish the Arie P. Taylor Sickle Cell…

Oxbryta recommended for NHS coverage to treat sickle cell disease

England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final draft guidance recommending the country’s National Health Service (NHS) cover Pfizer’s Oxbryta (voxelotor) to treat sickle cell disease. “Today’s approval by NICE marks a significant milestone in sickle cell care, addressing decades of limited access to…