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The content of this website has been produced in line with the BESPONSA®▼ (inotuzumab ozogamicin) Summary of Product Characteristics for Great Britain and is intended for Healthcare Professionals based in Great Britain. BESPONSA▼ Prescribing Information for Great Britain click here. BESPONSA▼ Prescribing Information for Northern Ireland click here. Adverse event reporting information can be found at the bottom of the page.

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NICE Recommended1:

BESPONSA (inotuzumab oxogamicin) is recommended as an option for treating relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-call precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults. People with relapsed or refractory Philadelphia chromosome positive disease should have had at least 1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

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Scottish Medicine Consortium (SMC)2

Advice: following a full submission assessed under the ultra-orphan and end of life medicine process: ​​​​​​​

Inotuzumab ozogamicin (BESPONSA) is accepted for restricted use within NHS Scotland.

Indication under review: as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome positive relapsed or refractory B cell precursor ALL should have failed treatment with at least one tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

SMC restriction: in patients for whom the intent is to proceed to stem cell transplantation.

A phase III open label randomised controlled study demonstrated improvements in remission rates and overall survival for the patient population under review when treated with inotuzumab ozogamicin compared with standard chemotherapy.

This SMC advice takes account of the benefits of a Patient Access Scheme (PAS) that improves the cost-effectiveness of inotuzumab ozogamicin. This advice is contingent upon the continuing availability of the PAS in NHS Scotland or a list price that is equivalent or lower.

This advice takes account of views from a Patient and Clinician Engagement (PACE) meeting

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Developments in Leukaemia Care 

Watch Professor David Marks discuss targeted therapies and the INO-VATE study, including 3 year follow up and impact of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation on survival

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Management of Refractory/Relapsed ALL 

Hear Professor David Marks discuss the INO-VATE study including MRD negativity, long term survival and reducing risks of veno-occlusive disease

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NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; SMC, Scottish Medicines Consortium
 This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions. See section 4.8 of the SmPC for how to report adverse reactions.
  1. NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance (TA541). Inotuzumab ozogamicin for treating relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Available at: Published: 19 September 2018. [accessed August 2021].
  2.  Scottish Medicines Consortium. Inotuzumab ozogamicin (BESPONSA): 1328/18 (Published: 11 June 2018). Available at: [accessed August 2021].​​​​​​​
PP-INO-GBR-0497. August 2021

Fast Facts

Download the Fast Facts Guide holding the key information for BESPONSA including mode of action, INO-VATE study design, INO-VATE results; efficacy and safety profile. Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) should be consulted for full guidance.

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