UK – NICE recommends Takhzyro

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - a health technology appraisal body in England and Wales - has recommended the use of Takeda’s Takhzyro (lanadelumab) on the NHS.

A final appraisal document has been published indicating the subcutaneous injection as an option for preventing recurrent attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in people aged 12 and older, meaning that eligible patients can now receive the innovative treatment.

Patients will, however, only receive the drug if they are eligible for preventive C1-esterase inhibitor (C1-INH) treatment in line with NHS England’s commissioning policy and the lowest dosing frequency of Takhzyro is used in line with the summary of product characteristics…