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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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RANIBIZUMAB intravitreal injection (Lucentis®) for choroidal neovascularisation (non-NICE indications)
Date Posted: 25 - Sep - 2019
Body System: Eye
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RASBURICASE powder and solvent for concentrate for solution for infusion (Fasturtec®▼) for severe, refractory, tophaceous gout
Date Posted: 31 - Jul - 2019
Body System: Musculoskeletal system
Amber retained
RIFAXIMIN 550mg tablets (Targaxan®▼)
Date Posted: 26 - Jul - 2017
Body System: Gastro-intestinal system
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RISANKIZUMAB solution for injection (Skyrizi®▼) for plaque psoriasis
Date Posted: 25 - Sep - 2019
Body System: Skin
NHS England
RITUXIMAB (MabThera®) for the Treatment of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated (ANCA) Vasculitis (AAV)
Date Posted: 15 - Nov - 2017
Body System: Immune system
NHS England
RITUXIMAB (MabThera®) for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in adults
Date Posted: 15 - Nov - 2017
Body System: Immune system
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RITUXIMAB (Truxima®▼, Rixathon®▼) for immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura
Date Posted: 26 - Jun - 2019
Body System: Blood and blood-forming organs
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RITUXIMAB infusion in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Date Posted: 24 - May - 2017
Body System: Musculoskeletal system
Amber initiated
RIVAROXABAN 2.5mg tablets (Xarelto®▼) for Acute Coronary Syndrome
Date Posted: 24 - May - 2017
Body System: Cardiovascular system
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RIVAROXABAN 2.5mg tablets (Xarelto®▼) for the prevention of atherothrombotic events
Date Posted: 28 - Nov - 2019
Body System: Cardiovascular system
Amber recommended
ROFLUMILAST (Daxas®▼) for COPD
Date Posted: 31 - Jul - 2019
Body System: Respiratory system
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ROMIPLOSTIM SC injection (Nplate®) for chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Date Posted: 31 - Jan - 2019
Body System: Blood and blood-forming organs
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ROSUVASTATIN tablets
Date Posted: 31 - Jan - 2018
Body System: Cardiovascular system
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RUBEFACIENTS (excluding topical NSAIDS and capsaicin)
Date Posted: 26 - Jun - 2019
Body System: Musculoskeletal system