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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


LACTASE ENZYME drops 50,000 units/g (Colief®)
Date Posted: 27 - Mar - 2019
Body System: Gastro-intestinal system
LESINURAD 200mg tablets (Zurampic®▼)
Date Posted: 28 - Feb - 2018
Body System: Nervous system
LIDOCAINE plaster 5% (Ralvo®, Versatis®) in adults and children in primary care
Date Posted: 01 - Oct - 2018
Body System: Nervous system
LIRAGLUTIDE (Saxenda®▼) for weight management
Date Posted: 31 - Jan - 2018
Body System: Endocrine System
LOXAPINE inhalation powder (Adasuve®▼)
Date Posted: 21 - Jun - 2018
Body System: Nervous system