SMC product assessment decisions

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has announced its decision on the following therapies:

ACCEPTED FOR USE

  • Xolair (omalizumab) as add-on therapy in severe persistent allergic asthma.
  • Januvia (sitagliptin) for treatment of type II diabetes mellitus in combination with metformin.
  • Budenofalk (budesonide) for ulcerative colitis of the rectum and sigmoid colon.
  • Invanz (ertapenum) for prophylaxis of surgical site infection following elective colorectal surgery.
  • Atimos Modulite (formoterol) for coronary obstructive pulmonary disease.

REJECTED FOR USE

  • Cipralex (escitalopram) for obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Prialt (ziconotide) for treatment of severe, chronic pain.
  • Cystadane (betaine) as adjunctive treatment of homocystinuria.

Further information: The Scottish Medicines Consortium

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