Test Result Eligibility Requirement Removed for SMA Drug

Test Result Eligibility Requirement Removed for SMA Drug
Test Result Eligibility Requirement Removed for SMA Drug

The Communiqué on the Amendment of the Social Security Institution Health Implementation Communiqué was published in the Official Gazette and entered into force. According to this; During the implementation of various tests to determine whether or not to continue the treatment after the initial treatment of SMA patients, the requirement that the test results be appropriate in order to continue the drug was abolished in order to prevent the victimization of the patients and their relatives. Minister Bilgin; He stated that thus, access to the drug with active substance "nusinersen" used in the treatment of SMA patients will be facilitated and more patients will benefit from the treatment.

2 Drugs Covered for Reimbursement

Bilgin, Minister of Labor and Social Security; announced that 2 domestic drugs, one of which is the smart drug used in the treatment of lung cancer, and the other one is the protective creams used by people with albinism to protect themselves from the sun's rays, are also included in the scope of reimbursement.

Increased the Number of Genetic Tests from 44 to 196

Minister Bilgin, together with the regulation, the current number of 44 genetic examinations; He also reported that it was increased to 196 by detailing genetic diseases and the method of genetic examination. scholar; He stated that the genetic examination performed accordingly was ensured to be specific to the disease.

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