Beovu, a New Therapy for AMD, Funded for Use in Two Provinces

Novartis announced in December that a new anti-VEGF injection brolucizumab (brand name Beovu) is now funded by the Ontario and New Brunswick Drug Plans for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Anti-VEGF injections are the standard of care for wet AMD, helping prevent further vision loss and in some cases restore some vision. Beovu is a new anti-VEGF that allows patients to delay the time between injections.

After the first few doses, eligible patients can be put on a once every three month treatment schedule. Novartis will be working with other provinces to increase access to this treatment for more Canadians.

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