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Tough Times Ahead for New Medicines under NHS England?

By Leela Barham You’d be forgiven for missing it with the vast array of new agencies and the policy documents, guidance, consultations and ‘engagement’ activity they’re doing on in the ‘new’ NHS in England, but on the 4th April NHS England (formerly the NHS Commissioning Board) set out 15 commissioning policies in 250 pages.  They’re […]
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NICE Stats Spur Controversy and Back Patting

The UK’s National Health Service has released its first statistics that show how NICE approval has affected medicines uptake in the UK. The NHS Information Centre’s Metrics Working Group looked at 26 medicines that the NICE has said should be reimbursed and how they were prescribed in 2008. It then compared the actual usage with […]
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