Sir Andrew Dillon to stand down as NICE chief executive

22 August 2019 - Sir Andrew Dillon has announced his intention to stand down as NICE chief executive next year. ...

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Cannabis oil too expensive to prescribe to epileptic children on NHS, advisory body finds

23 August 2019 - A cannabis drug used to treat children with epilepsy is too expensive to prescribe even though ...

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Medipost’s Pneumostem gets FDA’s fast-track designation

23 August 2019 - Medipost said that the U.S. FDA has given a fast- track designation for Pneumostem, a bronchopulmonary ...

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Time for FDA to release complete responses letters? Debate reignites.

23 August 2019 - The idea of the US FDA releasing complete response letters resurfaced this week as Sarepta Therapeutics ...

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Opioid addiction meds to be free under PBS

25 August 2019 - The more than 110,000 Australians struggling with opioid dependency could have access to medication to help ...

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Life changing drugs almost nobody can afford

23 August 2019 - Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to ...

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Trump has made a priority of trying to lower drug prices. But many of his most ardent supporters don’t know it.

23 August 2019 - The contrast between the two Trump rallies was striking: At one event here in the first ...

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China vows to maintain stable drug prices

22 August 2019 - Chinese authorities vowed to take actions to make sure the drug prices are set reasonably by ...

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Companies file suit in Canada challenging new rules to lower drug prices

23 August 2019 - Five pharmaceutical companies said on Friday they have filed a complaint in a Canadian court challenging ...

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Recommendations made by the PBAC - July 2019

23 August 2019 - The recommendations from the July 2019 PBAC meeting are now available. ...

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FDA focuses on Novartis delay in reporting drug-test data manipulation

22 August 2019 - Regulators zeroing in on the company’s two-month delay in launching a formal inquiry. ...

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Australia’s deadliest cancer has a new treatment

23 August 2019 - A powerful new combination treatment for Australia’s deadliest cancer has been approved for subsidy in a move ...

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Life-saving cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi added to the PBS for children between two and five, bringing hope to families

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NICE to work with company on addressing issues in appraisals of cannabidiol for treating difficult to control epilepsies

23 August 2019 - NICE has today announced its intention to work with GW Pharma to address the issues highlighted by ...

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Medibank joins Nexus Hospitals joint replacement surgery trial guaranteeing zero out-of-pocket costs

23 August 2019 - Doctors, Nexus Hospitals and Medibank start innovative joint replacement trial. ...

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PTAC continues to find new ways to reject new medicines (Part 2)

23 August 2019 - More startling insights from the minutes of the May 2019 PTAC meeting. ...

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