Norway to buy Biogen's Spinraza medicine: broadcaster NRK

FILE PHOTO: A sign marks a Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian authorities will buy the rare-disease treatment Spinraza for patients from U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc at a cost of 7 million Norwegian crowns ($880,381.33) per year per patient, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday.

Spinraza treats the rare, often fatal disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Norwegian authorities will cover the costs for minors only.

($1 = 7.9511 Norwegian crowns)

(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, editing by Terje Solsvik)