6051 - Morquio Syndrome: Drugs (Answered)

Mr Gregory Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will approve the use of Vimzin as an enzyme replacement therapy for Morquio on an interim basis until NICE makes a final decision in October 2015.

George Freeman

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State does not make decisions on the approval of drugs for treatment on the National Health Service.

NHS England has recently made the decision to await the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) final guidance for the use of Vimizim for Morquio. This decision has been made by clinicians, and we await the outcome of the NICE guidance expected in October 2015.