Golimumab for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis (TA220)

Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 220

Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

1. Guidance

1.1 Golimumab is recommended as an option for the treatment of active and progressive psoriatic arthritis in adults only if:

  • it is used as described for other tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor treatments in ‘Etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis’ (NICE technology appraisal guidance 199), and
  • the manufacturer provides the 100 mg dose of golimumab at the same cost as the 50 mg dose.

1.2 When using the Psoriatic Arthritis Response Criteria (PsARC; as set out in NICE technology appraisal guidance 199), healthcare professionals should take into account any physical, sensory or learning disabilities, or communication difficulties that could affect a person’s responses to components of the PsARC and make any adjustments they consider appropriate.

The guidance shown above constitutes Section 1 of the full document. A copy of the full document and a summary of the evidence is available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA220

An abridged version of this guidance (a 'quick reference guide') is also available. Printed copies of the quick reference guide can be obtained by contacting 0845 003 7783 or emailing publications@nice.org.uk and quoting reference number N2519. It is also available on the Internet at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA220/quickrefguide/pdf/English

This guidance represents the view of the Institute which was arrived at after careful consideration of the available evidence. Health professionals are expected to fully take it into account when exercising their clinical judgement. This guidance does not, however, override the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer.

© Copyright National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved. This material may be freely reproduced for educational and not for profit purposes within the NHS. No reproduction by or for commercial organisations is permitted without the express written permission of the Institute.

Enquiries concerning the guidance should be addressed to: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NA. email: nice@nice.org.uk

Golimumab for the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis
Issue Date: April 2011

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