SMC rejects Rupafin, Axorid and Depodur

The following drugs have been rejected by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use within NHS Scotland, as a result of absent or insufficient submissions from manufacturers:

  • Rupatadine (Rupafin) for allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria.
  • Ketoprofen/omeprazole (Axorid) for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis in patients with a history or risk of NSAID-associated gastrointestinal ulceration or erosion.
  • Extended-release epidural morphine (Depodur) for relief of post-operative pain following major orthopaedic, abdominal or pelvic surgery.

The drugs may be subject to re-appraisal.

Further information: SMC

Want news like this straight to your inbox?
Sign up for our bulletins

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in

More from MIMS

MHRA restricts indications for quinolone antibiotics following EU-wide safety review

MHRA restricts indications for quinolone antibiotics following EU-wide safety review

New restrictions and precautions for use have been...

Emollients, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Emollients, Potential Skin Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in emollient preparations.

Ophthalmic Preparations, Preservatives and Potential Sensitisers as Ingredients

Ophthalmic Preparations, Preservatives and Potential Sensitisers as Ingredients

Potential sensitising agents in eye drops and ointments.

Anti-Anginal Preparations, Summary by Pharmacological Class

Anti-Anginal Preparations, Summary by Pharmacological Class

Available formulations of anti-anginal drugs.