Welsh drug body issues new recommendations

The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has accepted darunavir (Prezista), co-administered with low-dose ritonavir, for use within NHS Wales in treatment-naïve patients with HIV-1 infection.

The following two drugs were rejected by the AWMSG on the grounds of unproven cost-effectiveness:

  • Ranolazine (Ranexa) for stable angina pectoris.
  • Degarelix (Firmagon) for advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer.

Firmagon was previously rejected by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for the same indication.

Further information: AWMSG

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