Decisions 23rd July 2013

Recent JFG Decisions


At the meeting on the 23rd July 2013 the following decisions / changes to the formulary were agreed


New Drug Requests



NICE TA 290 – will be included on formulary in line with implementation of NICE TAs (90 days from publication) – TLS Blue after patient has tried bladder training and two anti-muscarinic drugs.


Denosumab for men

Clinically appropriate (clinical effectiveness and equity of access) for inclusion in formulary in line with TA 204. TLS amber. SCP to be updated.


Voractiv®  (rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol)

Added to formulary - useful addition to reduce the pill burden, TLS Red.


Dermovate with 40% polypropylene

Added to formulary due to its place in therapy relative to available treatments for use in severe hyperkeratotic psoriasis and eczema of the palms and / or soles for 4 weeks.  TLS Red specialist consultant use only.  


Not approved, More information requested

Ozurdex® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant)

Clinically appropriate to add to formulary for licenced indication (one implant only) but financial modelling not submitted to show a cost neutral or cost saving position. The JFG was unable to approve the application at this time.



Clinical non-inferiority to exenatide was agreed however superiority data was lacking. The JFG would like to further explore the cost-effectiveness of lixisenatide. The application was not approved at this time.


Specialised Commissioning



Other Decisions





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