At the moment in the UK, the FreeStyle Libre system from Abbott is available to purchase online by interested diabetics and is also being used by the NHS in certain circumstances. It is not yet available on prescription but the company’s plan is to get it listed as soon as possible. In order to make this happen, Abbott has invested in and completed two large clinical trials to demonstrate the same value to payers that patients and doctors are experiencing with the FreeStyle Libre sensor system.
Abbott is actively pursuing reimbursement and in June the company submitted to the NHS Business Service Authority to have FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System Sensor assessed for listing in the NHS England and Wales Drug Tariff and therefore available on prescription in the community.
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