Ocrelizumab was being reviewed by NICE as the first licensed treatment for Primary Progressive MS. NICE have decided not to recommend the drug – but it would still be available if people were willing to pay the price. Prof G talks about the problems with prescribing off license treatments.
If you think it’s unfair that NICE aren’t recommending the first licensed drug for primary progressive MS, Gavin recommends writing to your MP. We’ve put together a template letter to download on this link. https://goo.gl/K2kxg3
Expert: Gavin Giovannoni, Consultant Neurologist, BARTS, London
MS Reporter: Rachel
Professor Gavin Giovannoni has an MBBCh, PhD, FCP (Neurol., SA), FRCP, FRCPath amongst his qualifications. He is the Chair of Neurology at Barts and The London School of Medicine. His research interests have focused around multiple sclerosis and inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system. His teaching focuses on clinical neurology and neuroimmunology.