NICE approves UCB’s treatment for Psoriasis but disapproved Almirall’s

The public body has recommended in draft guidance that UCB’s Certolizumab pegol receives regular NHS funding for plaque psoriasis, although NICE decided that Almirall’s rival Tildrakizumab is not cost effective. Certolizumab pegol has been previously approved in Europe in the new indication of plaque psoriasis, thereby adding to a list of uses including rheumatoid arthritis,

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NHS approves combination skin cancer therapy from Novartis

NHS has three months to ensure that Novartis’ combination therapy dabrafenib/trametinib is routinely available to eligible skin cancer patients, after cost regulators published guidance backing funds for the treatment. NICE recommended the combination for use in patients with stage III BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma that has spread to lymph vessels, or lymph glands close to

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Nice set to collaborate with Greater Manchester to improve health of locals

A partnership between Greater Manchester and NICE that was created with the aim of improving the health of the local population has been extended for another three years. A Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed between NICE, Health Innovation Manchester and The University of Manchester outlining a shared commitment to boosting health through research, informing

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Janssen’s Zytiga has been rejected by NICE for early treatment of aggressive prostate cancer

Experts state that it is looking highly unlikely that Janssen’s Zytiga plus androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and prednisone/prednisolone will become routinely available on the NHS as a first-line treatment for patients with high-risk hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer.   NICE have published draft guidelines rejecting the therapy in this setting, after concluding that the company’s economic

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Three treatments by Ipsen, Eisai and Bayer for thyroid cancer all recommended for NHS use by NICE

NICE has recommend that three separate treatments for thyroid cancer should be made available for use on the NHS: Ipsen’s Cometriq, Bayer’s Nexavar, and Eisai’s Lenvima. The former two were previously only available via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), and Eisai’s finally gains approval after delays of over two years. Eisai’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor was

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NICE support Bayer’s and Novartis treatments for sight condition

NICE have issued updated guidelines for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, by continuing to back use of both Bayer’s Eylea and Novartis’ Lucentis. According to the guidelines issued by NICE, the intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment should be recommended for late AMD (wet active) for eyes with visual acuity within a

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