Table C16Costs of drugs used in the model (taken from British National Formulary (BNF) March 2007; price for exenatide taken from SMC submission)

Name (company)DescriptionPrice per pack (£)
Human insulinMixtard® 30 (Novo Nordisk)30% soluble, 70% isophane, 100 units/ml, Mixtard 30 Penfill® cartridge (for Innovo® or Novopen® devices) 5×3 ml20.08
Insulatard® (Novo Nordisk)Penfill® cartridge (for Innovo®, or Novopen® devices) 5×3 ml, 100 units/ml20.08
Biphasic analogueNovoMix®30 (NovoNordisk)100 units/ml, 5×3 ml Penfill® cartridges for Novopen®29.43
Insulin glargineLantus® (Aventis Pharma)10 ml vial26.00
5×3 ml Lantus® OptiSet® prefilled disposable injection devices, 100 units/ml39.00
PioglitazoneActos® (Takeda)15 mg 28-tablet pack24.74
30 mg 28-tablet pack33.54
45 mg 28-tablet pack36.96
Pioglitazone plus metforminCompetact®15 mg pioglitazone/850 mg metformin 56-tablet pack31.56
RosiglitazoneAvandia® (GSK)4 mg, 28-tablet pack24.74
4 mg, 56-tablet pack49.48
8 mg, 28-tablet pack50.78
Rosiglitazone plus metforminAvandamet®2 mg rosiglitazone/500 mg metformin 112 tablets52.45
2 mg/1 g 56 tablets27.71
4 mg/1 g 56 tablets52.45
Exenatide60-dose (30-day) pen68.24
OptiPen Pro 1®22.00

From: Appendix C, Health economic analysis of third-line therapy with insulins, glitazones or exenatide in Type 2 diabetes

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