Technology Appraisal Guidance No. 221
Source: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
1.1 Romiplostim is recommended for the treatment of adults with chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenia purpura:
- whose condition is refractory to standard active treatments and rescue therapies or
- who have severe disease and a high risk of bleeding that needs frequent courses of rescue therapies
- if the manufacturer makes romiplostim available with the discount agreed as part of the patient access scheme.
1.2 Only a haematologist should start and supervise treatment with romiplostim.
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Romiplostim for the Treatment of Chronic Immune (Idiopathic) Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Issue Date: April 2011