National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

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Apalutamide (Erleada®) for nmCRPC

Apalutamide (Erleada®) is indicated for the treatment of non-metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) at high risk of developing metastatic disease.


NCPE Assessment Process Ongoing
Rapid review received 30/01/2019
Rapid review completed 27/02/2019
Rapid Review outcome A full HTA is recommended to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of apalutamide in combination with ADT compared with the current standard of care.
Full pharmacoeconomic assessment commissioned by HSE 06/03/2019
Pre-submission consultation with Applicant 28/05/2019
Initial submission received from Applicant 20/11/2019
Complete submission received from Applicant 12/12/2019
Preliminary review sent to Applicant 10/04/2020
NCPE assessment re-commenced 04/06/2020
Factual accuracy check sent to Applicant 01/07/2020
NCPE assessment re-commenced 09/07/2020
NCPE assessment completed 04/08/2020
NCPE assessment outcome The NCPE recommend that apalutamide (Erleada®) not be considered for reimbursement unless cost effectiveness can be improved relative to existing treatments.*

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Plain English Summary

*This recommendation should be considered while also having regard to the criteria specified in the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013.