Drugs: Licensing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 31 January 2023.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of medicines appraised by NICE since 1 January 2017 were medicines that have already been appraised by NICE for another indication.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published technology appraisal guidance on 156 new active substances in their first indication and 120 on extensions to marketing authorisations that added a significant new therapeutic indication.

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