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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


VORICONAZOLE (VFEND®) or POSACONAZOLE (Noxafil®) for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Date Posted: 26 - Jun - 2019
Body System: Anti-infective Respiratory system
VORTIOXETINE tablets (Brintellix®▼)
Date Posted: 28 - Feb - 2018
Body System: Nervous system