Botox migraine treatment to be assessed by NICE

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Botox migraine treatment to be assessed by NICE

Post by Tee on Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:27 am

This can only be good news.
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By Tom Moberly, 11 August 2011

Treatment of migraine with botulinum toxin type A is to be assessed by NICE, details of the institute's latest work programme reveal.

A technology appraisal will assess ‘the clinical and cost effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A within its licensed indication for the prophylaxis of headaches associated with chronic migraine’.

After botulinum toxin was licensed for treating chronic migraine, RCGP headache champion Dr David Kernick warned in GP that practical and funding issues would initially limit availability of the treatment. However, if botulinum toxin type A is accepted for the treatment of migraine by NICE, NHS services will have a legal duty to provide access to it.

http://www.gponline.com/News/article/1084421/botox-migraine-treatment-assessed-nice/

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