NICE recommend Eisai’s lenvatinib for treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma

Eisai announced that NICE has given a positive recommendation for the use of lenvatinib in combination with everolimus to treat adults with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following one prior vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted therapy, if their Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status score is 0 or 1. The company also provides lenvatinib

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NICE disapproves Roche’s giant cell arteritis treatment, Roactemra, for use on the NHS

It is starting to look highly unlikely that patients with giant cell arteritis will gain NHS access to Roche’s Roactemra, due to the drug being turned down by cost regulators in draft guidelines. NICE’s appraisal committee has emphasised “substantial uncertainties” in the evidence on how long patients would have to take the treatment and what

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Three new treatments approved for use on NHS Scotland, including hepatitis C

Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has published new advice accepting three new medicines for use by NHS Scotland, offering patients new treatment options for soft tissue sarcoma, acromegaly and hepatitis C. Eli Lilly’s Lartruvo was approved for the treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the soft, supportive tissues within

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Only Medics Physician2Pharma – Pre-Event Day

Last week Only Medics held the pre-event for their industry recognised and innovative Physician to Pharma event. The day consisted of presentations and various informative activities with an industry expert. This year featured Dr Sheuli Porkess, an experienced Medical Affairs Physician and currently Head of Medical Affairs at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. She

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