Vol. 4 No. 4 (2024)
Reimbursement Recommendations

Ravulizumab (Ultomiris)

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Published April 2, 2024

Key Messages

  • CADTH recommends that Ultomiris be reimbursed by public drug plans for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) if certain conditions are met.
  • Ultomiris should only be covered to treat adult patients with anti–aquaporin 4 (AQP4) antibody–positive NMOSD. Patients must have had at least 1 relapse (also known as an “attack”) of NMOSD in the 12 months before initiation. Patients must have an Expanded Disability Status Scale score of 7 points or less.
  • Ultomiris should only be reimbursed if prescribed by a neurologist with expertise in treating NMOSD and if the price is reduced by at least 73%. Ultomiris should not be initiated during an NMOSD relapse episode or when used in combination with rituximab, satralizumab, eculizumab, or inebilizumab.