December 2015: AWMSG approvals
The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has approved the following medicines for use in NHS Wales:
- Cetuximab (Erbitux; Merck Serono) for the first-line treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor-expressing, RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with irinotecan-based chemotherapy or the chemotherapy regimen FOLFOX.
- Ivacaftor (Kalydeco; Vertex) for cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged 6 years and older who have mutations in the CF transmembrane conductance regulator gene.
For both treatments, the approved patient access scheme should be used. Full details of restrictions are available from the AWMSG website.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 20200428
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