The new draft guidance does not recommend Vimizin (elosulfase alfa) for the treatment of Morquio A syndrome following new evidence.
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Crizanlizumab recommended as a treatment option for preventing recurrent sickle cell crises for people aged 16 and over in the UK.
NICE has recommended Pfizer’s Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) as an option to treat polyarticular juvenile arthritis and juvenile psoriatic arthritis.
Bimzelx® (bimekizumab) becomes the first medicine to be evaluated and recommended through NICE’s new Expedited Low-Risk Fast Track Appraisal.
The UK approval follows a Phase III study in which Leqvio® (inclisiran) reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 55 percent.
NICE has recommended that Ultomiris (ravulizumab) be available on the NHS for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome.
AstraZeneca’s Calquence (acalabrutinib), a chemotherapy-free monotherapy, will be offered to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
The new pathway developed by NICE for medicines to go from clinical trials to NHS patients is now in action.
The ABPI has commented on the new Spending Review and outlined ways the UK government can help the life sciences sector.
The regulatory body said that due to uncertainties surrounding the long-term effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo), its cost-effectiveness estimates are too high.
Liraglutide (Saxenda) will be offered to adults with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia and a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
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