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AWMSG endorses Humira and Nexium IV for use in children

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Children and teenagers with active polyarticular juvenile arthritis in Wales have a new treatment option endorsed for NHS use. Adalimumab (Humira; Abott Laboratories), in combination with methotrexate, is recommended for use within NHS Wales as an option for those aged 4–17 years who have had an inadequate response to other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. The All-Wales Medicines Strategy Group also endorsed the medicine for use as a monotherapy in cases where a patient is intolerant to methotrexate.

Esomeprazole (Nexium IV; AstraZeneca) is recommended as an option for gastric antisecretory treatment when the oral route is not possible, or for the treatment of severe symptoms of reflux, for children and adolescents aged 1–18 years.

The AWMSG rejected linagliptin (Trajenta; Boehringer Ingelheim) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11100660

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