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NICE in Conflict-of-Interest Controversy

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The row in the UK over NICE’s call to doctors to increase the use of statins looked to be good example of this handy aphorism. That was until things took a potentially darker turn.
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Sanofi Responds to UK’s Value-Based Assessment Plans

By Leela Barham. The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) set out their proposals for value-based assessment (VBA) in March 2014.  VBA is what value-based pricing (VBP) has essentially morphed into. Much work is going on behind closed doors to inform responses as the consultation closing date of the 20th June 2014 […]
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UK: Patient Group Sets Out Orphan Drug Charter

By Leela Barham. There has been a lot of concern about the decision to give the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) the responsibility to look at “highly specialized technologies” (HSTs, or orphan drugs to you and me). That decision was taken just as the NHS across England was going through major reform […]
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The British Medical Journal's Statin 'Apology'

By Philip Ward. For any Brit involved in medical publishing, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is the Holy Grail. So it came as a huge shock when editor-in-chief Fiona Godlee, MD, admitted last week that important — and seemingly quite basic — mistakes were made in a key paper on statins. Worse still, she didn’t […]
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The United Kingdom: Rx for America's Pharma Tax Blues?

by Tom Norton The dizzying flurry of press releases from both Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca over a possible PFE acquisition of AZN have Rx experts on both sides of the Atlantic buzzing… From the US side, the most frequent thing that I have heard over the last 48 hours is, “You have got to be […]
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