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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

Amber initiated
SACUBITRIL/VALSARTAN film-coated tablets (Entresto®▼)
Date Posted: 24 - Oct - 2019
Body System: Cardiovascular system
Amber recommended
SAFINAMIDE tablets (Xadago®▼) for Parkinson's Disease
Date Posted: 31 - Jul - 2019
Body System: Nervous system
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SECUKINUMAB solution for subcutaneous injection (Cosentyx®▼) for Plaque Psoriasis
Date Posted: 29 - Jul - 2015
Body System: Skin
Black
SILK garments (Dermasilk®, Dreamskin®, Skinnies Silk®)
Date Posted: 11 - Apr - 2018
Body System: Skin
Red
SODIUM OXYBATE oral solution (Xyrem®)
Date Posted: 27 - Mar - 2019
Body System: Nervous system
Red
SODIUM ZIRCONIUM CYCLOSILICATE powder for oral suspension (Lokelma®▼) for treating hyperkalaemia
Date Posted: 25 - Sep - 2019
Body System: Blood and blood-forming organs
NHS England
SOFOSBUVIR (Sovaldi®▼) for the treatment of Hepatitis C
Date Posted: 21 - Nov - 2017
Body System: Anti-infective
Black
SOLIFENACIN WITH TAMSULOSIN Modified-Release Tablets (Vesomni®)
Date Posted: 30 - Jul - 2014
Body System: Genito-urinary system
NHS England
STRIBILD®▼ (Tenofovir with cobicistat, elvitegravir, and emtricitabine) for the treatment of HIV
Date Posted: 21 - Nov - 2017
Body System: Anti-infective