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Comparator issue strikes again; Germany's IQWiG in doubt over GSK's Trobalt

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The issue over comparators has cast a shadow over another drug undergoing Germany's early benefit assessment, GlaxoSmithKline/Valeant's Trobalt (retigabine). IQWiG, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare, has said that there is no proof of added benefit for the anti-epileptic after the firm chose different comparators than those wanted by the agency.

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