Rare Diseases: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th December 2018.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 188234 on Rare Diseases: Drugs, whether NICE can make a conditional recommendation for treatment for rare diseases that do not qualify for conditional recommendation through the cancer drugs fund.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence can make a conditional recommendation for treatment for rare diseases that do not qualify for conditional recommendation through the cancer drugs fund. For example, it has recommended the use of belimumab for the treatment of lupus subject to the conditions of a managed access agreement.

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