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Drug misuse - methadone and buprenorphine

Methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of opiate drug misuse

Status: History
Expected date of issue: January 2007
Process: MTA
Topic area:
  • Mental health and behavioural conditions
  • Public health
 

NICE project team

Executive Lead: Peter Littlejohns
Technical Lead: Joanna Richardson
Communications manager: Tonya Gillis
Project manager: Emily Marschke
Assessment Group / Evidence Review Group: West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration
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Provisional schedule

Consultation on draft scope by stakeholders: May 2005
Information meeting with consultees: 10 August 2005
Closing date for invited submissions / evidence submission: 21 October 2005
Final scope published: June 2005
1st appraisal committee meeting: 07 June 2006
2nd appraisal committee meeting: 06 September 2006
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Consultees and commentators

Consultees Commentators (no right of appeal)

Manufacturers / Sponsors

  • Generics UK Ltd (methadone)
  • Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd (methadone)
  • Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd (methadone)
  • Schering-Plough Ltd (buprenorphine)
  • Thornton & Ross Ltd (methodone)

Patient / Carer Groups

  • Addaction
  • ADFAM
  • Alliance (formerly the Methadone Alliance)
  • Lifeline
  • Release
  • Turning Point
  • Professional Groups
  • Addiction Recovery Foundation
  • Association of Nurses in Substance Abuse (ANSA)
  • British Association for Psychopharmacology
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • National Drug Prevention Alliance
  • National Pharmaceutical Association
  • Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP)
  • UK Harm Reduction Alliance
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Specialist Clinical Addiction Network (SCAN)

Others

  • Department of Health
  • Bromley PCT
  • Hampshire Partnership Trust
  • Reading PCT
  • Welsh Assembly Government

General

  • British National Formulary
  • HM Prison Service
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA)
  • NHS Confederation
  • NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency
  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

Comparator Manufacturers

  • None

Assessment Team

  • West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration
  • National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment

Associated Guideline Groups

  • Drugs Misuse – Psychosocial Guidelines Development Group
  • Drugs Misuse – Detoxification Guidelines Development Group

Associated Public Health Groups

  • None

Research Groups

  • Action on Addiction
  • Centre for Research on Drugs and Health Behaviour (Imperial College)
  • Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine ( St George?s Hospital Medical School)
  • DrugScope
  • Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU)
  • National Addiction Centre (Institute of Psychiatry)
  • Society for the Study of Addiction
  • National programme on substance abuse deaths, St George?s Hospital Medical School

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Project history

Date Update
16 August 2004 Initial schedule published.
24 August 2004 Title changed and Communications Manager identified.
14 January 2005 Technology Appraisal Project manager changed.
16 March 2005 Information meeting with consultees confirmed for 10 August 2005. Expected date of issue amended to December 2006.
12 May 2005 Draft scope and provisional matrix of consultees added. Technical lead named.
23 May 2005 Changes to closing date for invited submissions, appraisal committee meetings and expected date of publication.
26 May 2005 Technology Appraisal Project manager changed.
14 July 2005 Final scope, Response to comments on the provisional scope and response to comments on the provisional matrix added to site.
4 August 2005 Project Manager changed; changes to invited consultees and commentators.
23 August 2005 Final scope updated and final protocol published.
5 September 2005 Consultees and commentators updated.
9 Decenber 2005 Consultees and commentators updated.
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Key documents

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