View Full Version : NICE reject Benlysta for UK Lupus Patients

04-29-2012, 07:23 PM
"The committee concluded that compared with standard care, there was some evidence of the clinical effectiveness of belimumab. However, the evidence considered did not persuade the committee that belimumab provided enough health benefit for patients in view of how much the NHS would need to pay for it compared to standard care, as the cost of the drug in relation to how well it works is very high,"


That is all.

04-29-2012, 08:20 PM
That is really sad however the majority of people in the US can't afford it T $35.000 a year either. I guess the only good news is that at least they are working on new meds

04-29-2012, 08:27 PM
It's sad thats theres a drug out there that apparently works but the majority of lupus people can't get it because of cost or availability.

04-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Will it eventually become less expensive?

On a smaller scale, Restasis is pricey, too.

05-01-2012, 04:05 AM
There are several petitions up and running including one on the Downing Street epetitions website (epetitions.direct.gov.uk) which I've just signed. Let's get this ruling overturned.

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