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Drug Name Classification Clinical Indication Comments
ACAMPROSATE (UPDATED) Amber Simple Alcohol dependence
ADALIMUMAB (NEW) Red Plaque psoriasis in children

In line with NICE TA 455

ADALIMUMAB (NEW) Red Non-infectious uveitis

In line with NICE TA 460

AFLIBERCEPT (Eylea®) (UPDATED) Red Wet age related macular degeneration. Diabetic macular oedema. Macular oedema due to central retinal vein occlusion and branch retinal vein occlusion. Choroidal neovascularisation.

In line with NICE TA294, NICE TA346, NICE TA305, NICE TA409, NICE TA486

ALIMEMAZINE (UPDATED) Black

Current patients should be discussed with the prescribing specialist and not have treatment stopped abruptly without appropriate review.

APIXABAN (UPDATED) Amber Simple Treatment and secondary prevention of DVT and PE

In line with NICE TA 341

APREMILAST (Otezla®) (UPDATED) Red Psoriatic arthritis

In line with NICE TA 433

BASILIXIMAB (Simulect®) (NEW) Red Immunosuppressive therapy for Kidney Transplant in Adults and Children/Young People

In line with NICE TA 481, NICE TA 482

BECLOMETASONE / FORMETEROL / GLYCOPYRRONIUM INHALER (Trimbow®) (NEW) Black
BELATACEPT (Nulojix®) (NEW) Red Immunosuppressive therapy for Kidney Transplant in Adults and Children/Young People

In line with NICE TA 481, NICE TA 482

BOTULINUM A TOXIN (Xeomin®) Red As per licence
BUDESONIDE 64mcg NASAL SPRAY (Benacort®) (NEW) Black
CALCIPOTRIOL/BETAMETHASONE CUTANEOUS FOAM (Enstilar®) (UPDATED) Green Psoriasis vulgaris

Management of Psoriasis in Primary Care

CARIPRAZINE (NEW) Black Schizophrenia
CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL (NEW) Red Psoriatic arthritis

In line with NICE TA 445

COLLAGENASE CLOSTRIDIUM HISTOLYCUM (NEW) Red Dupuytrens

In Line with NICE TA 459

CORNEAL EPITHELIAL CELLS (Ex vivo expanded autologous human) containing stem cells (Holoclar®) (NEW) Red Moderate-severe limbal stem cell deficiency after eye burns

In line with NICE TA 467

DACLIZUMAB (UPDATED) Red Relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis

In line with NICE TA 441

DIMETHYL FUMARATE (NEW) Red Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

In line with NICE TA 475

DUPILUMAB (Dupixent®) (NEW) Black
ELUXADOLINE (Truberzi®) (NEW) Red Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea

In line with NICE TA 471

ETANERCEPT (NEW) Red Plaque psoriasis in children

In line with NICE TA 455

EVEROLIMUS (Certican®) (NEW) Red Immunosuppressive therapy for Kidney Transplant in Adults and Children/Young People

In line with NICE TA 481, NICE TA 482

FLUTICASONE / AZELASTINE NASAL SPRAY (Dymista®) (UPDATED) Green Rhinitis

To be used in line with the Allergic Rhinitis Pathway

GLUCODRATE® (NEW) Amber Simple High Output Stoma (HOS)
GUSELKUMAB (Tremfya®) (NEW) Black Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
INSULIN GLARGINE (Toujeo® 300units per ml) (UPDATED) Green Diabetes mellitus in adults

UKMI – Product Safety Assessment Report
MUST BE PRESCRIBED BY BRAND NAME

MYCOPHENOLATE (UPDATED) Amber Full SCA Immunosuppression following renal transplantation

Exception agreed to red status: Full shared care to allow GPs to continue supplying to historical patients still on shared care where appropriate for patient and the GP agrees.

Full SCA

MYCOPHENOLATE (NEW) Red Immunosuppression following renal transplantation
NALTREXONE / BUPROPION M/R (Mysimba®) (NEW) Black Managing obesity

NICE TA 494 not supported for managing obesity in adults

OCRELIZUMAB (Ocrevus®) (NEW) Black
PATIROMER (Veltassa®) (NEW) Black
RABBIT ANTI-HUMAN THYMOCYTE IMMUNOGLOBULIN (Thymoglobuline®) (NEW) Red Immunosuppressive therapy for Kidney Transplant in Adults and Children/Young People

In line with NICE TA 481, NICE TA 482

RESLIZUMAB (NEW) Red Severe Eosinophilic Asthma

In line with NICE TA 479

RIVAROXABAN (UPDATED) Amber Simple Treatment and secondary prevention of DVT and PE

In line with  NICE TA 261  or  NICE TA 287

ROFLUMILAST (UPDATED) Amber Simple COPD

In line with NICE TA 461

SARILUMAB (NEW) Red Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

In line with NICE TA 485

SIROLIMUS (NEW) Red Immunosuppression post renal transplant
SIROLIMUS (UPDATED) Amber Full SCA Immunosuppression post renal transplant

Exception agreed to red status: Full shared care to allow GPs to continue supplying to historical patients still on shared care where appropriate for patient and the GP agrees. Full SCA

TACROLIMUS capsules (Adoport®, Prograf® or Modigraf®) (UPDATED) Amber Full SCA Immunosuppression post renal transplant - prescribe by brand name only as different brands are not interchangeable

Exception agreed to red status: Full shared care to allow GPs to continue supplying to historical patients still on shared care where appropriate for patient and the GP agrees.
Full SCA

TACROLIMUS capsules (Adoport®, Prograf® or Modigraf®) (NEW) Red Immunosuppression post renal transplant - prescribe by brand name only as different brands are not interchangeable
TACROLIMUS SR (Envarsus®) (NEW) Red Prophylaxis of transplant rejection in adult kidney transplants
TOFACITINIB (NEW) Red Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

In line with NICE TA 480

TRAMADOL HYDROCHLORIDE / DEXKETOPROFEN (Skudexa®) (NEW) Black
USTEKINUMAB (NEW) Red Plaque psoriasis in children

In line with NICE TA 455

VALPROATE SEMISODIUM (Depakote®) (NEW) Amber Simple Mania in bipolar disorder

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Recent documents from LMSG and TAS

About the Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group

In common with other local health communities, the Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group (LMSG) acknowledges the benefits of having a Leicestershire Health Community-wide strategy for the prescribing of specialist medicines and the managed entry of new drugs and related technologies.

Leicestershire Health Community comprises the three Clinical Commissioning Groups, University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), amongst which there is a total consensus on the need for this strategy, and the LMSG has been in place since 2005. Learn more