Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Plegridy approved for NHS in Wales

Source MS Trust:

Plegridy (peginterferon beta-1a) has been approved as a treatment for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis on the NHS by the Welsh drug regulator the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG).

Plegridy should be available on the Welsh NHS within three months, so neurologists should be able to prescribe it from late October 2015. Plegridy was approved for NHS treatment in Scotland in January. The regulatory bodies for England (NICE) and Northern Ireland have not yet considered Plegridy.  Read on.