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Recommendations

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.

Definitions and Criteria for Categorisation of Medicines

Documents

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BISPHOSPHONATES, oral for treating osteoporosis
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Musculoskeletal system
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BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING STRIPS
Date Posted: 03 - Mar - 2018
Body System: Endocrine System
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BOTULINUM NEUROTOXIN TYPE A injection (Xeomin®) for chronic sialorrhoea
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Oropharynx
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Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®) for Severe Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Date Posted: 29 - Jul - 2015
Body System: Skin
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BOTULINUM TOXIN Type A injection for chronic anal fissure
Date Posted: 23 - May - 2018
Body System: Gastro-intestinal system
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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE Gel (Mirvaso®)
Date Posted: 23 - Jul - 2018
Body System: Skin
Amber initiated
BRIVARACETAM tablets and oral solution (Briviact®▼)
Date Posted: 02 - Oct - 2018
Body System: Nervous system
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BRIVARACETAM tablets and oral solution (Briviact®▼) for the treatment of epilepsy in children and adolescents
Date Posted: 24 - Jul - 2018
Body System: Nervous system
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BRODALUMAB solution for injection (Kyntheum®▼) for treating plaque psoriasis
Date Posted: 26 - Apr - 2018
Body System: Skin
Amber retained
BRONCHIECTASIS (non-cystic fibrosis), nebulised antibiotics
Date Posted: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System: Respiratory system
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BUDESONIDE orodispersible tablets (Jorveza®▼) for eosinophilic oesophagitis
Date Posted: 04 - Apr - 2019
Body System: Gastro-intestinal system
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BUPRENORPHINE prolonged-release injection (Buvidal®) for the treatment of opioid dependence
Date Posted: 29 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Nervous system