High cost drugs - Belimumab Draft



Coding system
No coding system
Organisation
OpenSAFELY
Codelist ID
opensafely/high-cost-drugs-belimumab
Version
719f51ab

Versions
  • 719f51ab Draft

Description

This is a list of all the unique values from the Drug Name variable in the High Cost Drugs Dataset that relate to the prescribing of belimumab.

Methodology

The values in this variable do not follow a coding system so the selection for this codelist is based on the drug name value, after converting all text to lower case, containing one or more of the following strings (these are the generic medicine name and brand names):

  • belimumab
  • benlysta

All drug name values that contain at least one of the above strings are included in the belimumab group and assigned the VTM (virtual therapeutic moiety) code 704193005.

References

Signed off by

  • Mark Yates, (Feb. 22, 2021)
  • Nick Kennedy, (Feb. 22, 2021)
  • Anna Rowan, (Feb. 22, 2021)
olddrugname
belimumab
belimumab (benlysta)
belimumab 120 mg intravenous infusion
belimumab 120 mg powder for injection
belimumab 120mg powder for solution for infusion vials
belimumab 400 mg intravenous infusion
belimumab 400 mg powder for injection
belimumab 400mg powder for solution for infusion vials
belimumab!120mg!powder for concentrate for infusio
belimumab!400mg!powder for concentrate for infusio
benlysta 400mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion vials (glaxosmithkline uk ltd)