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 Formulary Chapter 8: Malignant disease and immunosuppression - Full Chapter
Notes:
This formulary is used by multiple organisations. There may be some instances where an item is on the formulary for one organisation but not the others. To help distinguish between each organisation, text will be colour coded, i.e. information relating to the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust will be in blue and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be in purple. Please ensure you read all information detailed under a drug.   
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08.01.02  Expand sub section  Anthracyclines and other cytotoxic antibiotics
Cytotoxic Drug Bleomycin
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item infusion
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Dactinomycin (Cosmegen Lyovac)
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Daunorubicin
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item infusion
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection / infusion
 
Link  NICE TA 465 - Olaratumab in combination with doxorubicin for treating advanced soft tissue sarcoma
   
Cytotoxic Drug Epirubicin hydrochloride
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Idarubicin Hydrochloride (Zavedos)
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item capsules / injection
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Mitomycin
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item injection
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Mitoxantrone (Mitozantrone)
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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item infusion
 
   
Cytotoxic Drug Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
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High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
note NHS England Commissioning requirements for funding apply; approval may be required prior to use. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item infusion
Restricted Item ONLY in line with NICE TA - link below


 
Link  NICE TA 389 - Topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, paclitaxel, trabectedin and gemcitabine for treating recurrent ovarian cancer
   
Cytotoxic Drug Pixantrone (Pixuvri solution for infusion)
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High Cost Medicine
note NHS England Commissioning requirements for funding apply; approval may be required prior to use. Please contact pharmacy for details prior to prescribing this item.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust >> Formulary Item infusion
Restricted Item ONLY in line with NICE TA - link below
 
Link  NICE TA 306 - Pixantrone monotherapy for treating multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin’s B‑cell lymphoma
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Daunorubicin  (DaunoXome)

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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item see generic drug for details (brand may not be available - contact pharmacy for advise)
 
Doxorubicin Hydrochloride  (Zavedos)

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Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item see generic drug for details (brand may not be available - contact pharmacy for advise)
 
Mitoxantrone  (Onkotrone)

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Red
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust>> NON - Formulary Item see generic drug for details (brand may not be available - contact pharmacy for advise)
 
  
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

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Status Description

Amber

Medicines that should be initiated or recommended by a specialist for continuation in primary care. The specialist must notify the primary care provider that the prescribing responsibility has been transferred. Where applicable, shared care protocols will be agreed and must be adhered to. The shared care protocol must have been agreed by the relevant secondary care trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee(s)(DTC) and approved by Berkshire West APC.   

Brown

Drugs that have been reviewed and not recommended for prescribing. These drugs are not considered a cost-effective use of scarce NHS resources. There may be individual patient-specific or clinical reasons why a drug deemed low priority may be suitable for a particular patient. This is for the GP to consider, weighing up the reasons against his/her allocated CCG budget. Where the decision is made to prescribe a low priority drug, detailed documentation must be included in the patients' notes for audit purposes. *Please note that low priority drug requests are unsuitable for the Case Review Committee and therefore should not be sent to this committee.   

Green

Medicines suitable for routine use and can be prescribed within primary care within their licensed indication in accordance with the BNF or other recognised national formulary. Primary care prescribers take full responsibility for prescribing  

Red

Medicines which should be prescribed by specialists only  

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