Tag Archives: UK

How Good for UK Pharma is the European Union?

As the United Kingdom debate about whether to stay in the European Union becomes more bitter and intense, an insight into how EU membership impacts on medicines and pharmaceuticals has appeared from a British politician who was until recently the UK Government Adviser on Life Sciences, George Freeman. His view—which is less than rosy—is worth […]
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Type 2 Diabetes Opportunities in Europe "Vast", Says Report

“Vast” Diabetes Opportunities in Europe, Says Report The European type 2 diabetes market earned revenues of €9.50 billion in 2009 and is estimated to reach €15.46 billion in 2017 (CAGR 3.8 percent), according to new research by Frost & Sullivan. The International Diabetes Federation states that more than 55 million people have been diagnosed with […]
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NICE's Tarceva Decision "Perverse", Says Roche

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) decision that relapsed non-small cell lung cancer patients should no longer have access to Roche’s cancer pill Tarceva (erlotinib) is a setback for lung cancer care in England and Wales, where “over 1,000 patients a year will be left without an active treatment option after […]
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Who's Watching the Drug Watchdogs?

It is nowadays fashionable to question everyone in authority, and there is no shortage of self-appointed watchdogs who aim to make sure that things that happen are happening as they should. The drug industry and drug regulatory authorities have been among the most conspicuous targets of this intense monitoring, on everything from questionable payments to […]
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UK: Is Value Based Assessment the New Value Based Pricing?

NICE and Value Based Assessment: An Update By Leela Barham VBA is the new VBP The initial proposals for Value Based Pricing (VBP) have evolved into something very different.  Now there is focus on Value Based Assessment (VBA), which is really focusing on adding just two factors to the usual methods of assessing new medicines: […]
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