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February 2016: SMC decisions

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved the following medicines for use in NHS Scotland for specific indications: fulvestrant (Faslodex; AstraZeneca); golimumab (Simponi; Merck Sharp and Dohme); guanfacine (Intuniv; Shire); panobinostat (Farydak; Novartis); and ulipristal acetate (Esmya; Gedeon Richter). 

Eculizumab (Soliris; Alexion), pixantrone (Pixuvri; CTI Life Sciences) and teduglutide (Revestive; NPS Pharma) have not been recommended for use.

Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2016.20200782

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