Decisions 3rd March 2015

New Drug Requests


Lidocaine 5% topical Patch (Versatis) (TLS Red)

  • Approved in the management of pain secondary to isolated rib fractures. 

Methoxsalen (Uvadex) (TLS Red)

  • Approved for use in the Bristol Aheresis unit.

More information required

Infliximab Biosimilars (Inflectra and Remsima)

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary.

Aclidinium bromide and Formoterol fumarate (Duaklir Genuair)

  • Await SMC advice.  


Shared Care Protocols/TLS Change in Status

Naltrexone (Opiates/alcohol)

  • More work required to make them more concise.

Lanthanum SCP

  • Updated SCP agreed. 

Sevelamer (Renagel) SCP

  • Updated SCP agreed.


Other inclusions agreed to the formulary:

Ajmaline (TLS Red)

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary for use in the diagnostic tests for Brugada syndrome.  Previosuly approved through UHB MAG.

Meningitis B vaccine (TLS Blue)

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary as the Department of Health recommend the vaccine for those without a functioning spleen.

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