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Two AstraZeneca Treatments Approved for Use Across Scotland

9th August 2023

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has suggested that AstraZeneca’s Tezspire, administered to treat serious asthma, and Forxiga, utilized to manage persistent heart failure, be implemented throughout NHS Scotland.

Moreover, participants must have experienced at least three asthma attacks in the last 12 months prior without taking oral corticosteroids. Individuals who only have a modest amount of blood eosinophils and are on ongoing therapy with oral corticosteroids will also fit the requirements.

Meanwhile, in its phase 3 examination, Foxiga, (dapagliflozin,) demonstrated a decreased danger of resulting in deteriorating heart failure. It has been approved for adults in Scotland to treat chronic heart failure.

Professor Tom Fardon, medical professional in lung disease at NHS Tayside, was unwavering in his support for the suggestions, stating, “Tezepelumab has the potential to treat a broad population of patients as a first-in-class biologic treatment for severe asthma, affecting multiple steps in the inflammatory cascade, demonstrating efficacy across multiple phenotypes.”

He added: “This acceptance by the SMC for restricted use importantly widens access for biologic treatment to more patients in Scotland.”

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