This section contains a list of the policy recommendations of the Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee.
Reviews of the new medicines have been conducted by our pharmacists using a number of resources including National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) which is a Special health Authority (SHA) set up in 1999. It is used to give advice to the NHS on best clinical practice including the clinical and cost effectiveness of drugs and other treatments.
The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee does not recommend the prescribing of PITOLISANT HYDROCHLORIDE film-coated tablets (Ozawade®) for treating excessive daytime sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnoea, in accordance with NICE TA776.
The Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee recommends the prescribing of PITOLISANT tablets (Wakix®▼), by specialists working in a regional and national tertiary commissioned sleep service only, for the treatment of narcolepsy with or without cataplexy in adult patients in accordance with the Aintree University Hospital Sleep Service Pathway for Narcolepsy.
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