Category list : All-Wales Medicines Strategy Group

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  • The National Assembly for Wales building

    Restrictions on prescribing OTC treatments rejected in Wales

    24 APR 2019 14:16 By Corrinne Burns

    Proposals to restrict the prescribing of medicines and other treatments that are available over the counter will not go ahead in Wales.

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis pills against HIV infection

    Three-year PrEP pilot begins in Wales

    17 JUL 2017 15:44

    A trial has begun in Wales to assess the use of the antiretroviral combination treatment emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil (marketed as Truvada) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection.

  • vaughan gething wales welsh wales health secretary

    Treatment fund launched in Wales for newly approved drugs

    11 JAN 2017 17:31 By Debbie Andalo

    An £80m new treatment fund to pay for high-cost drugs approved for use on the NHS in Wales has been launched.

  • The Welsh Government office at Llandudno Junction

    Welsh audit body recommends managing medicines plan

    22 DEC 2016 9:10 By Gareth Malson

    The government, the NHS and health bodies should revise the indicators used to compare how different prescribers and organisations use medicines, says a report by the Welsh Audit Office.

  • Vaughan Getting, speaking at the RPS conference

    Gething confirms £80m fund for high-cost medicines in Wales

    19 JUL 2016 16:03

    A central fund worth £80m that will pay for the immediate use of new, high-cost medicines that are approved for use in Wales has been announced by Vaughan Gething, cabinet secretary for health for the Welsh government.

  • Carwyn Jones, First Minister of the National Welsh Assembly

    Welsh Labour pledge to create £80m central fund for high cost drugs Subscription

    15 APR 2016 10:11

    Welsh Labour has pledged to create an £80m central fund to pay for high cost medicines if they retain control of the National Assembly for Wales following the election on 5 May 2016.

  • January 2016: AWMSG approvals Subscription

    18 JAN 2016 13:51

    The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has approved the following medicines for use by the NHS in Wales: atazanavir/cobicistat (Evotaz) for adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1); efavirenz (Sustiva) for children aged between 3 months and 3 years who are infected with HIV-1; macitentan (Opsumit) for adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (only where the approved patient access scheme is used); empagliflozin (Jardiance) for type 2 diabetes. Full details ...

  • December 2015: AWMSG approvals Subscription

    11 JAN 2016 9:44

    The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has approved the following medicines for use in NHS Wales: Cetuximab (Erbitux; Merck Serono) for the first-line treatment of epidermal growth factor receptor-expressing, RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with irinotecan-based chemotherapy or the chemotherapy regimen FOLFOX. Ivacaftor (Kalydeco; Vertex) for cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged 6 years and older who have mutations in the CF transmembrane ...

  • December 2015: AWSMG approvals Subscription

    5 JAN 2016 16:18

    The following medicines have been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG): Abasaglar (a biosimilar of insulin glargine; Eli Lilly and Company) for diabetes mellitus in patients aged 2 years and above. Sucroferric oxyhydroxide (Velphoro; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma) for controlling serum phosphorus levels in adults with chronic kidney disease who are on haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis where non-calcium based ...

  • AWMSG November medicines approvals Subscription

    20 NOV 2015 16:22

    The following medicines have been approved for use in NHS Wales by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG): Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide) for use with oral antidiabetic drugs to treat adults with type 2 diabetes — it can only be used when oral treatments combined with basal insulin do not provide adequate glycaemic control; Fomicyt (fosfomycin) to treat acute osteomyelitis, complicated urinary tract infections, nosocomial lower respiratory tract infections or bacterial ...

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