Suggested remit - To appraise the clinical and cost effectiveness of galcanezumab within its marketing authorisation for preventing migraine.
Status In progress
Process STA 2018
ID number 1372

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 14 October 2020

Project Team

Project lead Gemma Barnacle

Email enquiries

Evidence Review Group / Assessment Group Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Centre for Health Economics, University of York


Companies sponsors Eli Lilly (galcanezumab)
Others Department of Health and Social Care
  NHS England
  Welsh Government
Patient carer groups Migraine Trust
  National Migraine Centre
Professional groups Association of British Neurologists
  British Association for the Study of Headache
  Royal College of Physicians
  UK Clinical Pharmacy Association


Comparator companies Accord (amitriptyline, propranolol, topiramate) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Allergan (botulinum toxin type A)
  Aurobindo Pharma-Milpharm (topiramate) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Brown & Burk UK (amitriptyline) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Glenmark Pharmaceuticals (topiramate) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Janssen-Cilag (topiramate)
  Novartis (erenumab)
  Rosemont Pharmaceuticals (amitriptyline, propranolol, topiramate) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Sandoz (propranolol) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Teva (fremanezumab)
  Thame Laboratories (amitriptyline, propranolol) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
  Wockhardt (amitriptyline) (confidentiality agreement not signed, not participating)
General commentators All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre
  British National Formulary
  Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland
  Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  Scottish Medicines Consortium
  Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
22 November 2019 Invitation to participate
22 November 2019 In progress, Referred 2 August 2019.
10 September 2019 The Department for Health and Social Care has asked us to carry out a Single Technology Appraisal of galcanezumab for preventing migraine. The appraisal is expected to start in approximately late November 2019 when we will write to you about how you can get involved. The deadline for submissions is expected in approximately early February 2020. These timings are based on a request from the company to reschedule the initial date set by NICE until after the anticipated marketing authorisation has been received, in order to facilitate a suitably comprehensive and robust evidence submission.
28 January 2019 - 25 February 2019 Consultation on suggested remit, draft scope and provisional stakeholder list of consultees and commentators

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