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Bone Diseases: Medical Treatments

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on anti-tumour necrosis factor treatments for ankylosing spondylitis to be issued; and what the reasons are for the time taken to issue that guidance. (207642)

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published final guidance on anti-tumour necrosis factor treatments for ankylosing spondylitis on 28 May 2008. Full information about this appraisal, including a timeline for its development, is on NICE'S website at:

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/index.jsp?action=byID&o=11688