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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to improve the availability of off-patent drugs for novel uses through non-legislative measures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 902130 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Clinicians can already prescribe off-patent drugs off-label on clinical grounds if they judge this is the right thing to do to meet the individual clinical needs of their patients.</p><br /><p>The Government is keen to accelerate the adoption of innovative medicines and increase the innovative use of existing medicines where the evidence reports clinical benefits and cost effectiveness to patients. To that end, we are seeking a number of initiatives to provide innovation but whilst supporting the aims of the Private Member’s Bill on this subject, we do not believe the proposed mechanism is either practicable and desirable.</p><br /><p>We are working with NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the General Medical Council and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency to ensure that there is better information available to support clinicians who wish to prescribe off-patent drugs for off-label indications, and to ensure that new evidence is picked up more quickly and reliably and translated into clinical practice and can be fed through into licensing applications.</p><br /><p>A huge amount of work is also going on in the Accelerated Access Review which will support the “pull” of innovation through to clinical practice.</p><br /><p>As part of the debate on the Access to Medical Treatments Bill, we are working with officials in the Department, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to see how the power in the Bill, if it were to pass, could address the lack of provision of information on new uses for existing medicines via the power to create a database of innovations in order to support evidence-based prescribing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 902127 more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Carol Monaghan remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Off-patent Drugs Bill more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the contribution of 6 November 2015 by the Minister for Community and Social Care, Official Report, column 1307, what the evidential basis is for his statement that the provisions of the Off-patent Drugs Bill would be potentially harmful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 17208 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The current legal framework allows a clinician to prescribe drugs outside their licensed indication where that will best meet the clinical needs of their patient. This clinical freedom is crucial in delivering appropriate healthcare to groups of patients for whom medicines have not historically been licensed, e.g. children. It is also helpful in enabling prescribers to quickly pick up and apply new evidence that will help patients with particular clinical needs. The Off-Patent Drugs Bill would introduce a legal duty to apply for a licence for off-patent drugs where evidence of effectiveness for a new indication becomes available. This will create an expectation that only licensed uses of drugs are acceptable and therefore that off-label use is not appropriate. This would cause unnecessary delays in patients getting the medicines they need by slowing the rapid uptake of new evidence in clinical practice. This is why we believe the proposed legislation could potentially be harmful.</p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T16:45:34.637Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T16:45:34.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4443
unstar this property label Biography information for Carol Monaghan remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescription Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on the disincentives to prescribing off-patent repurposed drugs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 17150 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department has conducted no such research. Current arrangements already allow off-patent drugs to be prescribed for new purposes where this is the most appropriate clinical treatment course for a patient. Prescribing decisions are a matter for the clinical judgement of the prescriber concerned.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk remove filter
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2015-12-01T16:49:32.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T16:49:32.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4443
unstar this property label Biography information for Carol Monaghan remove filter