NICE Recommends BioCryst's Hereditary Angioedema Med

  • The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's BCRX Orladeyo (berotralstat) for hereditary angioedema (HAE).
  • The recommendation covers eligible patients 12 years and older if they have at least two attacks per month. 
  • With this recommendation, patients in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will have access to the first oral, once-daily therapy for routine prevention of recurrent HAE attacks.
  • The decision follows the European Commission marketing authorization of Orladeyo in April 2021 and approval from the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in May 2021. 
  • A decision from the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for the use of Orladeyo is anticipated in the first half of 2022.
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