Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC)

Statement from Scottish Medicines Consortium website on Bosulif®

Following a re-submission considered under the ultra-orphan medicine process1:

Bosutinib (Bosulif®) is accepted for use within NHS Scotland.

Indication under review: Treatment of adult patients with chronic phase (CP), accelerated phase (AP), and blast phase (BP) Philadelphia chromosome positive chronic myelogenous leukaemia (Ph+ CML) previously treated with one or more tyrosine kinase inhibitor(s) and for whom imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib are not considered appropriate treatment options.

Major cytogenetic response was achieved in 23/52 patients who represented “unmet medical need” within a non-comparative phase I/II study, in which the full population included 546 patients with CP, AP or BP imatinib pre-treated Ph+ CML.

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

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

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1: SMC (910/13). Available at: Published: 9 February 2015. Accessed: August 2019.

PP-BOS-GBR-0909. January 2020