Wednesday, 5 August 2009

UK - NICE Publishes Guidance on Tenofovir Disoproxil

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published guidance on tenofovir disoproxil, recommending it for use in patients for whom antiviral treatment is indicated with chronic HBeAg-positive or HBeAg-negative hepatitis B. However, the guidance does not apply to patients with chronic hepatitis B who also have hepatitis C, hepatitis D or HIV.

Further reading - An in-depth analysis of the UK pharmaceutical market, including some background information on NICE, is available from Espicom: The Pharmaceutical Market: United Kingdom (published June 2009)

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