Medicines

Here you will find the recommendations we have made about the use of individual medicines in Lancashire.

Certolizumab pegol

Brand: Cimzia®
NICE TA: 445
Indication: Certolizumab pegol for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs (NICE TA445)
Disease category: Musculoskeletal system
Commissioning responsibility: CCG
PbR excluded: Yes

Background

Certolizumab pegol alone, or in combination with methotrexate, is recommended as an option for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults only if:
it is used as described in the NICE technology appraisal guidance on etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (recommendations 1.1 and 1.2) or
the person has had a tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitor but their disease has stopped responding after the first 12 weeks.
Certolizumab pegol is only recommended if the company provides it as agreed in the patient access scheme.
Response to certolizumab pegol should be assessed after 12 weeks of treatment. Treatment should only be continued if there is clear evidence of response (as define by NICE TA 445).

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups:

NHS Blackburn With Darwen CCG and NHS East Lancashire CCG NHS Blackpool CCG NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG and NHS Greater Preston CCG NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG NHS Morecambe Bay CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG

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