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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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DAPAGLIFLOZIN tablets (Forxiga®) WITH INSULIN for the treatment of type 1 diabetes
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Endocrine System
Amber retained
DAPOXETINE tablets (Priligy®)
Date Posted: 24 - Apr - 2019
Body System: Genito-urinary system
Amber retained
DEGARELIX subcutaneous (SC) injection (Firmagon®)
Date Posted: 02 - Oct - 2018
Body System: Malignant disease
Grey
DENOSUMAB solution for injection (Prolia®) for bone loss associated with long-term systemic glucocorticoid therapy
Date Posted: 02 - Oct - 2018
Body System: Endocrine System
Grey
Deoxycholic acid injection (Belkyra®▼) for submental fat
Date Posted: 08 - Feb - 2019
Body System: Skin
Amber initiated
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (previously known as NOACs) for the treatment and prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and/or Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Cardiovascular system
Green
Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) (previously known as NOACs) in Non Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: a multiple prescribing statement for Apixaban, Dabigatran, Edoxaban and Rivaroxaban
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Cardiovascular system
Black
DOSULEPIN capsules and tablets
Date Posted: 24 - Apr - 2019
Body System: Nervous system
Black
DOXAZOSIN modified release (M/R) tablets (All Brands)
Date Posted: 31 - Jan - 2018
Body System: Cardiovascular system
Green
DOXYLAMINE/PYRIDOXINE tablets (Xonvea®▼) for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy
Date Posted: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System: Nervous system
Red
DUPILUMAB solution for injection (Dupixent®▼) for atopic dermatitis
Date Posted: 09 - Nov - 2018
Body System: Skin
Grey
DUPILUMAB solution for injection (Dupixient®▼) for chronic rhinosinusitis
Date Posted: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System: Oropharynx