High cost drugs - Sarilumab



Coding system
No coding system
Organisation
OpenSAFELY
Codelist ID
opensafely/high-cost-drugs-sarilumab
Version
2e8937ee

Versions
  • 2e8937ee

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 sarilumab.

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):

  • sarilumab
  • kevzara

All drug name values that contain at least one of the above strings are included in the sarilumab group and assigned the VTM (virtual therapeutic moiety) code 34743211000001100.

References

Signed off by

  • Mark Yates, (Feb. 26, 2021)
  • Nick Kennedy, (Feb. 26, 2021)
  • Anna Rowan, (Feb. 26, 2021)
  • SinĂ©ad langan, (Feb. 26, 2021)
  • James Galloway, (Feb. 26, 2021)
olddrugname
hc sarilumab 200 mg injection pen
homecare - sarilumab
homecare - sarilumab 150 mg prefilled pen
homecare - sarilumab 200 mg prefilled pen
homecare sarilumab
sarilumab
sarilumab (home) 200 mg injection pen
sarilumab (homecare)
sarilumab (homecare) 150 mg pre-filled pen
sarilumab (homecare) 200 mg pre-filled pen
sarilumab (kevzara for homecare therapy)
sarilumab (pas) 200 mg pre-filled pen