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NICE's first choice in ulcerative colitis is not infliximab

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Acute exacerbations of severely active ulcerative colitis should be treated with infliximab (Schering-Plough's/Johnson & Johnson's Remicade) only if ciclosporin is contraindicated, says the UK's National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence(NICE) in draft guidance. If finalised in its present form, the guidance would prevent significant sales of the product in the national health service in England and Wales for this indication.

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