Approval of proposal to widen access to imiglucerase for type 1 and type 3 Gaucher disease

Medicines

Decision

PHARMAC is pleased to announce the approval of a proposal to widen access to imiglucerase (Cerezyme) from 1 September 2013.

This proposal was the subject of a consultation letter dated 26 June 2013.

In summary, the effect of the decision is that:

  • The access criteria will be widened to included funded access to imiglucerase for patients with type 3 Gaucher disease;
  • The maximum funded dose of imiglucerase will be increased from 15 iu/kg per month to 30 iu/kg per month for children with type 1 or type 3 Gaucher disease meeting certain criteria.