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Antivirals get prescribing go-ahead in England

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December 4th 2019

Tagged: MHRA alert England


The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has advised that due to increasing flu levels in the community, GPs in England may now prescribe antiviral medicines for the prophylaxis and treatment of flu at NHS expense.

Prescribers may prescribe for patients in clinical at-risk groups as well as those who are at risk of severe illness and/or complications from flu if not treated, in accordance with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance and the Selected List Scheme (SLS) in Part XVIIIB of the England and Wales Drug Tariff.

For reimbursement prescriptions must be endorsed SLS.

See the CAS alert for further information.

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