National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics

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NCPE Ireland

Liposomal daunorubicin and cytarabine (Vyxeos Liposomal®)

Liposomal daunorubicin and cytarabine (Vyxeos Liposomal®) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed, therapy-related acute myeloid leukaemia (t-AML) or AML with myelodysplasia-related changes.


NCPE Assessment Process Complete
Rapid review commissioned 28/09/2018
Rapid review completed 08/11/2018
Rapid Review outcome A Full Pharmacoeconomic Assessment is recommended
Full pharmacoeconomic assessment commissioned by HSE 14/11/2018
Pre-submission consultation with Applicant 15/01/2019
Submission received from Applicant 31/05/2019
HTA assessment commenced 04/09/2019
Preliminary review sent to Applicant 02/10/2019
NCPE assessment re-commenced 06/11/2019
Factual accuracy sent to Applicant 28/02/2020
NCPE assessment re-commenced 09/03/2020
NCPE assessment completed 16/04/2020
NCPE assessment outcome The NCPE recommends that Liposomal daunorubicin and cytarabine (Vyxeos Liposomal®) not be considered for reimbursement unless cost effectiveness can be improved relative to existing treatments*.

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

The HSE has approved reimbursement following confidential price negotiations February 2021.