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TECFIDERA

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Opinions on drugs - Posted on May 26 2014

Reason for request

Inclusion

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Actual benefit

Important

Substancial


Improvement in actual benefit

V (absence)

In the absence of a superiority study versus an active treatment, TECFIDERA does not provide an improvement in actual benefit (Level V, non-existent) in the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.
The results of the network meta-analysis showing, through an indirect comparison, a reduction in the annualised relapse rate with TECFIDERA 240 mg x 2/day compared with interferon beta, glatiramer acetate and teriflunomide can not be considered as sufficient to draw any conclusions concerning the superior efficacy of TECFIDERA at a dose of 240 mg x 2/day compared with these treatments.
The Transparency Committee recognises the benefit of the availability of an additional oral proprietary medicinal product indicated as disease modifying therapy in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.


Ce produit a fait l'objet d'un avis d'efficience rendu par la Commission évaluation économique et santé publique le 24 juin 2014

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