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New Medicines Reviews 2013

New Medicines Reviews 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

ISBN: 9781782565604

Reports on the role of SMC & Review of IPTR & ADTC

Executive Summary

The reports of the reviews recommend that: there is more public involvement within the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC); increased flexibility in the consideration of new evidence on cost or effectiveness of a drug while it is being addressed; more pubilc involvement in NHS Board Area Drug and Therapeutic Committee (ADTC) and Individual Patient Treatment Request (IPTR) processes; National data on NHS Board decisions on IPTRs should be published making them more transparent and there should be incresed scrutiny and standards put in place in relation to requests for drugs not recommended for routine use.