Starting with NICE was as much as to say that there's no hurry to start European sales. It's possible, remarkably, that NICE may approve Jakavi, but they won't approve a reasonable price or range of application, so allowing for an appeal, UK introduction is probably not going to be until late Summer. Strictly guessing, I'd figure that France and Scandinavia can be brought along in the same time frame. Germany puts the real administrative nightmares AFTER introduction, so that can start whenever it's convenient. Italy and even more seriously Spain are kind of messed up now, and will take longer (and even with national approval in those two, there are multiple regional approvals needed). I'm not aware of what triggers the milestone payment; probably some combination of the big 5 markets (UK, DE, FR, ES, IT).
And maddi, if you never start another thread again ever, no matter what, it would help with the noise level.
Thanks for your thoughts. I will accept your suggestion to not start a new thread, but will only do so until we hit $20. I like short term goals... I would like the noise level to drop in the meantime.