AWMSG

AcronymDefinition
AWMSGAll Wales Medicines Strategy Group (UK)
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A Welsh Government spokesman said: "The AWMSG examined the evidence for using Avastin to treat recurrent or advanced cervical cancer and recommended against its routine use.
"The Health Minister Vaughan Gething wrote to the manufacturer Vertex in September to encourage it to submit evidence about Orkambi to AWMSG for appraisal.
The fund will be a significant step forward in ensuring treatment for life-limiting and life-threatening diseases are immediately and consistently available across Wales following a positive recommendation by NICE or AWMSG.
Professor Steve Bain, assistant medical director for research and development for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University (ABMU) Health Board, and clinical lead for the Diabetes Research Unit Wales, said: "The announcement by the AWMSG is great news for prescribers and people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in Wales.
"We will create a national new treatments fund - this will be centrally funded by the Welsh Government - to ensure that new, high-cost medicines which are approved by either Nice or AWMSG are immediately available throughout Wales, ensuring all patients can benefit, regardless of where they live.
Professor Drakeford said: "I'm pleased to be able to ratify the AWMSG's recommendation that Vimizim should be available in Wales.
The AWMSG is a advisory body made up of healthcare professionals, academics, health economists and industry representatives that gives independent advice on new medicines.
"All new drugs deemed clinically and cost effective by NICE or the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) are made available on the NHS.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has approved a recommendation from the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) that Vimizim, also known as elosulfase alfa, should be available in Wales.
It has now been announced that the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) will meet on February 24 to decide whether they should recommend making Vimizim available on the NHS in Wales.
Sutent is notwidely available on the NHS, because the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG), which advises the health minister, has decided it is not cost or clinically effective.
Three years ago the oral spray Sativex was made available in Wales following approval from the All Wales Medical Strategy Group (AWMSG).