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New Drug Recommendations

On this page you will find all our current recommendations, initially sorted by published date. The ‘Recommendations’ and ‘Published’ column headings are active links that will sort the information in ascending or descending order. Please note that all our recommendations are valid unless they are superseded by NICE or national guidance.

If you are a healthcare professional working with the GM region and would like to submit information for a recommendation to be reviewed then please contact the professional secretary to the group.

To view our recommendations sorted by BNF chapter or to view those superseded by NICE or national guidance click the links to the left.

Please note that the new drug recommendations no longer contain a review date as they will be reviewed as and when substantial new evidence that may change the original recommendation becomes available. This will be highlighted through regular horizon scanning activities. All previous review dates on old recommendations are invalid as they will also be reviewed as outlined. In addition if a NICE TA is published then the new drug recommendation will be superseded by the NICE TA – these recommendations will be moved to the archive recommendation section of the website within 90 days of the NICE TA being issued.

114 recommendations currently listed 

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Recommendations 

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Status 

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20 Oct 17  

pdf document (29 KB) 

FreeStyle Libre® Flash Monitoring Device Interim Position Statement 

Oct 2017 

Interim 

 

pdf document (147 KB) 

Duavive® for the treatment of oestrogen deficiency symptoms in postmenopausal women 

Mar 2017 

Final 

 

pdf document (192 KB) 

Ferric Maltol (Feraccru®) for IBD patients with iron deficiency anaemia 

Sep 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (177 KB) 

Opicapone (Ongentys®▼) for the management of mid to late Parkinson’s Disease 

Sep 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (177 KB) 

Colchicine for the treatment of pericarditis pain (Unlicensed indication) 

Jul 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (176 KB) 

Gabapentin or Pregabalin for the treatment of chronic cough (unlicensed indication) 

Jul 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (179 KB) 

Safinamide (Xadago®) for the management of mid to late Parkinson’s Disease 

Jul 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (151 KB) 

Brivaracetam (Briviact®▼) for adjunctive treatment of focal onset seizures. 

May 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (178 KB) 

Lesinurad (Zurampic®▼) for the treatment of gout 

May 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (299 KB) 

Ulipristal (Esmya®) for the intermittent treatment of uterine fibroids 

May 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (241 KB) 

Vitamin D For Deficiency and Insufficiency (paediatrics) 

Apr 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (177 KB) 

Benepali® (etanercept) Biosimilar  

Mar 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (178 KB) 

Idarucizumab (Praxbind®▼) for the reversal of dabigatran anticoagulation 

Mar 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (178 KB) 

Sufentanil sublingual tablet system (Zalviso®) for acute post-operative pain 

Mar 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (230 KB) 

Vit D for Insufficiency & Deficiency 

Mar 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (207 KB) 

Dymista® for Severe Allergic Rhinitis 

Jan 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (135 KB) 

E-Voke® (nicotine) electronic inhaler device  

Jan 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (176 KB) 

Guanfacine (Intuniv®▼) for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents 

Jan 2016 

Final 

 

pdf document (210 KB) 

Anal Irrigation systems for neurogenic bowel dysfunction, chronic constipation and chronic faecal incontinence 

Nov 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (212 KB) 

Capsaicin patches (Qutenza®) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults 

Nov 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (278 KB) 

Tapentadol for pain 

Nov 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (282 KB) 

Insulin Glargine Biosimilar 

Sep 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (266 KB) 

Ivermectin Cream for the treatment of acne rosacea 

Sep 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (117 KB) 

Topical Gabapentin (unlicensed) for the treatment of neuropathic pain 

Sep 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (335 KB) 

Toujeo® Insulin Glargine 

Sep 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (188 KB) 

Biologic Agents - Sequential use in Psoriasis 

Jul 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (121 KB) 

Tiotropium/Olodaterol (Spiolto® Respimat®) combination inhaler for COPD  

Jul 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (137 KB) 

PICO® dressings for difficult to manage wounds 

May 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (170 KB) 

Xultophy® (Liraglutide +Insulin Degludec) for the treatment of adults with T2DM 

May 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (88 KB) 

Simbrinza® (Brinzolamide 10mg/mL and brimonidine tartrate 2mg/mL) combination eye drops for glaucoma 

Apr 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (215 KB) 

GLP1 receptor agonists (albiglutide, dulaglutide, exenatide, exenatide MR, liraglutide and lixisenatide) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes 

Feb 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (93 KB) 

Naltrexone/bupropion 8mg/90mg (Mysimba®) for weight management in obese patients 

Feb 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (98 KB) 

Tiotropium (Spiriva® Respimat®) Inhaler for adults with asthma  

Feb 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (221 KB) 

Aclidinium/ Formoterol (Duaklir ® Genuair ®) inhaler for COPD 

Jan 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (121 KB) 

Tadalafil for ED 

Jan 2015 

Final 

 

pdf document (167 KB) 

Fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®) for asthma.  

Dec 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (89 KB) 

Nabilone for the treatment of chronic non cancer pain (unlicensed indication) 

Dec 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (90 KB) 

Sativex® for the treatment of non-MS neuropathic pain (unlicensed indication) 

Dec 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (168 KB) 

Fluticasone furoate plus vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta®) for COPD. 

Dec 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (96 KB) 

Nalmefene for alcohol dependence 

Nov 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (88 KB) 

Denosumab for the treatment of osteoporosis in men 

Oct 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (107 KB) 

Treatments (methylphenidate, atomoxetine, dexamfetamine and lisdexamfetamine) for Adult ADHD 

Oct 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (195 KB) 

Olodaterol (Striverdi ® Respimat ®) inhaler for COPD  

Sep 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (188 KB) 

Umeclidinium (Incruse®Ellipta®) for COPD 

Sep 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (197 KB) 

Umeclidinium/Vilanterol (Anoro® Ellipta®) Combination Inhaler for COPD 

Sep 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (134 KB) 

Alprostadil Cream for ED  

Aug 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (138 KB) 

Avanafil for ED 

Aug 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (93 KB) 

Cystistat® (sodium hyaluronate) solution for interstitial cystitis 

Jul 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (184 KB) 

Treclin® (Clindamycin 1% + 0.025% tretinoin) gel for acne vulgaris 

Jul 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (127 KB) 

Fostair® (beclometasone dipropionate and formoterol fumarate dehydrate) metered dose inhaler for COPD  

Jun 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (165 KB) 

Brimonidine (Mirvaso®) gel for acne rosacea erythema 

Jun 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (113 KB) 

Insulin Degludec for Type 1 and 2 DM (updated) 

Jun 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (123 KB) 

SGLT2 Inhibitors (dapagliflozin, canagliflozin and empagliflozin) for the treatment of adults with T2DM 

May 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (91 KB) 

Aripiprazole prolonged release injection (Abilify Maintena®) for the treatment of Schizophrenia 

Apr 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (85 KB) 

Hydrocortisone modified release tablet (Plenadren®) for the treatment of adrenal insufficiency 

Apr 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (78 KB) 

Lidocaine Plasters for PHN 

Apr 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (107 KB) 

Ulipristal Acetate (Ellaone®) for EHC 

Apr 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (115 KB) 

Agomelatine for Depression (updated) 

Mar 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (82 KB) 

Lurasidone (Latuda®) for treatment of Schizophrenia 

Mar 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (112 KB) 

Paliperidone depot for Schizophrenia (updated) 

Mar 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (105 KB) 

DPP4 Inhibitors for Type 2 Diabetes 

Feb 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (72 KB) 

Liraglutide for Obesity 

Feb 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (196 KB) 

Melatonin (Circadin®) in sleep disorders in children 

Feb 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (94 KB) 

Newer Products [Fluorouracil + salicylic acid (Actikerall®), imiquimod 3.75% (Zyclara®) and ingenol (Picato®)] for the topical treatment of Actinic Keratoses (AK) 

Feb 2014 

Final 

 

pdf document (217 KB) 

Dapoxetine for PE 

Dec 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (202 KB) 

Tempe® (lidocaine-prilocaine) for PE Spray 

Dec 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (156 KB) 

Ulipristal acetate (Esmya®) for uterine fibroids 

Dec 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (222 KB) 

Indacaterol plus glycopyrronium (Ultibro®) in COPD 

Nov 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (166 KB) 

SMART-MART Regimen in asthma 

Nov 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (155 KB) 

Collagenase for Dupuytren’s contracture 

Oct 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (195 KB) 

Perampanel for partial onset seizures 

Oct 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (102 KB) 

Rivaroxaban (ACS) 

Aug 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (142 KB) 

Eplerenone for heart failure 

Jul 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (202 KB) 

Newer Oral Anticoagulants for AF 

May 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (133 KB) 

Inhaled Loxapine for agitation 

Mar 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (137 KB) 

Tadalafil for BPH 

Feb 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (113 KB) 

Linaclotide for IBS-C 

Jan 2013 

Final 

 

pdf document (139 KB) 

Racecadotril for acute diarrhoea 

Dec 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (105 KB) 

Aclidinium for COPD 

Oct 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (161 KB) 

Glycopyrronium for COPD 

Oct 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (105 KB) 

Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements all indications 

Oct 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (109 KB) 

Pollinex Quattro for treatment of rhinitis and conjunctivitis 

Jul 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (99 KB) 

Fidaxomicin for c.diff Infection 

Jun 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (114 KB) 

Rifaximin for travellers diarrhoea 

Jun 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (84 KB) 

Omacor® Capsules (Post MI) 

May 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (136 KB) 

Asenapine for Acute Mania 

Mar 2012 

Final 

 

pdf document (78 KB) 

Zolendronic acid for osteoporosis 

Jul 2011 

Final 

 

pdf document (137 KB) 

Lacosamide for partial onset seizures 

Jun 2011 

Final 

 

pdf document (138 KB) 

Histrelin for prostate cancer 

Mar 2011 

Final 

 

pdf document (142 KB) 

Lodotra® for RA 

Feb 2011 

Final 

 

pdf document (63 KB) 

Combodart® for BPH 

Aug 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (61 KB) 

Omacor® in heart failure 

Jul 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (103 KB) 

Glusartel (Glucosamine) for OA of the Knee 

Jun 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (162 KB) 

Grazax for Hayfever 

Jun 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (138 KB) 

Rufinamide for LGS 

Jun 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (71 KB) 

Sodium Oxybate for narcolepsy 

Apr 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (141 KB) 

Indacaterol (OnBrez®) for COPD 

Mar 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (102 KB) 

Fentanyl Products for Pain 

Feb 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (62 KB) 

Rivastigmine for Dementia with Lewy Bodies 

Feb 2010 

Final 

 

pdf document (141 KB) 

Targinact for pain 

Sep 2009 

Final 

 

pdf document (103 KB) 

Qlaira® (COC) 

Jul 2009 

Final 

 

pdf document (112 KB) 

Metoject (methotrexate) Injection for RA 

Oct 2008 

Final 

 

pdf document (140 KB) 

Melatonin for primary insomnia (adults) 

Sep 2008 

Final 

 

pdf document (63 KB) 

Risperidone (Paediatric) for learning disabilities or autism-spectrum disorders 

Jul 2008 

Final 

 

pdf document (159 KB) 

Modafinil for CSWSD 

May 2008 

Final 

 

pdf document (104 KB) 

Colesevelam for Hypercholesterolaemia 

Mar 2008 

Final 

 

pdf document (104 KB) 

Aliskiren for Hypertension 

Dec 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (113 KB) 

Rivastigmine for Parkinson's disease dementia 

Dec 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (117 KB) 

HPV Vaccine 

Sep 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (69 KB) 

Yohimbine for ED 

Sep 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (178 KB) 

Rotigotine for parkinsons disease 

Aug 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (60 KB) 

Eflornithine cream for facial hirsuitism 

Jul 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (237 KB) 

Supplements for AMD 

Jul 2007 

Final 

 

pdf document (108 KB) 

Clopidogrel (STEMI) 

May 2007 

Final 

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