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Infirst’s treatment for chronic wounds now available on NHS

Industry news / 30 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

Granulox increases levels of oxygen at the wound bed, speeding up the rate of healing in wounds, venous leg ulcers, by 75% compared to standard care…


NICE recommends Novartis’ ankylosing spondylitis drug

Industry news / 29 September 2016 / Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer

NICE are recommending it as an option to treat adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who have responded inadequately to conventional therapy…

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NICE says Bayer’s liver cancer drug is not cost-effective

Industry news / 24 August 2016 / The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE originally published guidance in 2010 which said that sorafenib was not cost effective but it was then made available through the CDF. NICE is reconsidering sorafenib as part of its programme to appraise drugs that are currently available…

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NICE says Novartis’ and Janssen’s cancer drugs are not cost effective

Industry news / 18 August 2016 / The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

New draft guidance advises that everolimus, for treating advanced breast cancer after endocrine therapy, and ibrutinib, for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma, be removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund for not being cost effective…


NHS England to fund HIV treatment Rezolsta (darunavir/cobicistat)

Industry news / 30 March 2016 / Victoria White

Darunavir/cobicistat is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral medications, for treating adults with HIV-1…


MenB vaccine Bexsero might see private uptake in the UK

Industry news / 9 March 2016 / GlobalData

The UK Department of Health’s rejection of a petition to expand the routine administration of MenB vaccine Bexsero may lead to parents and physicians to consider purchasing the vaccine themselves…


Eisai criticises NHSE for further delaying access to cancer treatments

Industry news / 26 February 2016 / Victoria White

New licensed drugs that have been denied access since May 2015 will have to wait until at least July 2016 before they can be considered for the new Cancer Drug Fund…

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Public Accounts Committee publishes report on the Cancer Drugs Fund

Industry news / 5 February 2016 / Victoria White

A Public Accounts Committee has released its recommendations for the reform of the Cancer Drugs Fund…


Pharmaceutical industry to pay £550 million in 2016 as part of the PPRS

Industry news / 22 December 2015 / Victoria White

The PPRS is a unique scheme where pharmaceutical companies agreed to contribute towards the cost of medicines, with the aim of making the latest treatments affordable for the NHS…


Cancer Drugs Fund public consultation launched

Industry news / 19 November 2015 / Victoria White

The new Cancer Drugs Fund will become an instrument for the collection of important information on longer term benefits which may not be available at the time of licensing…


SMC accepts six new medicines for use by NHS Scotland

Industry news / 12 October 2015 / Victoria White

The medicines accepted by the SMC include Herceptin for stomach cancer, radium 223 (Xofigo) and abiraterone (Zytiga) for prostate cancer, and nintedanib (Ofev) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


23 drugs to be axed from the Cancer Drug Fund

Industry news / 7 September 2015 / Victoria White

The announcement follows a review that found that CDF spending would rise to around £410 million for this year – an over-spend of £70m from the budget set in April 2015…


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