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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

New NICE biosimilars policy

The official position has been published here.  The main points are:
  • NICE has decided that normally all relevant published guidance that includes the originator molecule will apply to the biosimilar medicinal product at the time it is made available for use in the NHS.
  • Biosimilars will only be appraised together with the reference products as part of a Multiple Technology Appraisal.
  • Recommendations will refer to the British approved name of the medicine and will not differentiate between the originator and biosimilar products. The guidance will state that treatment should be initiated with the cheapest available product.