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Decisions 26th June 2018

At the meeting on the 26th June the following decisions were agreed:


New Drug Requests



Ketotifen eye drops

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis as an alternative option to olopatadine or when a preservative free option is needed.

Aprokam® Cefuroxime injection

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary for prophylaxis of post-operative endophthalmitis during cataract surgery.

Lecicarbon A

  • Approved for inclusion onto the formulary for chronic constipation pending an adult constipation pathway


Shared Care Protocols

Sacubitril/valsartan (entresto)

  • Updated SCP agreed


  • Amended SCP presented for amantadine for the management of fatigue in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The group decided a separate SCP for amantadine for this indication was needed.  


  • Further information regarding contraception needed then SCP to be uploaded.


Other items

  • All new amber SCPs to be 3 months initially. 
  • Decision making tool for change of traffic light status discussed, to be amended and trialled at the next JFG.