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Drug U-turn is 'milestone' for arthritis: New once-a-day tablet helps control the condition
Jan 17, 2017
A newly approved once-a-day tablet that helps control a debilitating form of arthritis has been hailed as 'a milestone in treatment' by experts in the condition.
NHS prescribing watchdogs the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending Otezla for patients with psoriatic arthritis who have failed to find relief from other treatments.
It's a major U-turn by NICE, which ruled in September 2015 that Otezla was not cost-effective.
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Drug U-turn is 'milestone' for arthritis
One sufferer who could soon be benefiting is Briton Pamela Relph, 27, (pictured). She is the only athlete in the world to have won two Paralympic gold medals in rowing.