The NHS is facing shortages of lifesaving treatments, says internal document

18 November 2019 - Identifies 17 new shortages including drugs for cancer treatment. ...

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NICE, in confidence: an assessment of redaction to obscure confidential information in single technology appraisals by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

17 November 2019 - Health technology assessment aims to provide a transparent framework within which normative judgements can be applied for ...

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Labour will exclude the NHS and medicines from trade deals with the US

17 November 2019 - Donald Trump wants the big US pharmaceutical companies to get its hands on our public services – ...

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NICE ‘OK’ for Sativex in MS

14 November 2019 - NICE has recommended Bayer’s Sativex (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol cannabidiol), for spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. ...

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NICE recommends Elmiron for bladder pain syndrome

13 November 2019 - NICE has recommended Consilient Health’s Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for bladder pain syndrome. ...

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NICE during the pre-election period

12 November 2019 - As a public body, NICE is required to follow civil service principles on communicating during the lead ...

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Labour peer says he opposes Corbyn-style state-funded drugs firm

12 November 2019 - A Labour peer has spoken out against the idea of a nationalised drugs industry, saying that ...

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Medical cannabis ruled out for chronic pain by NHS drug watchdog in decision branded 'devastating'

11 November 2019 - Cannabis should not be prescribed for chronic pain, the NHS funding watchdog has ruled, in a ...

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NICE U-turn for Epidyolex in epilepsy

11 November 2019 - GW Pharma has announced that NICE has recommended Epidyolex (cannabidiol) for two rare, severe forms of ...

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Paying £500 million more a week for drugs post-Brexit is based on a fairly extreme scenario

7 November 2019 - The UK could pay £500 million more per week for drugs following a post-Brexit trade deal with ...

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Brexit: what it could mean for drug prices

5 November 2019 - Trading away the UK’s rights to drive down drug prices could cost the NHS half a ...

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Corbyn accuses Tories of planning deal to hike drug prices with Trump as election looms

5 November 2019 - Drug prices have become an issue in the UK’s general election, after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ...

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NICE International returns to deal with growing overseas enquiries

5 November 2019 - Division will offer an advisory service to international organisations, ministries and government agencies. ...

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NICE terminates another two assessments for cancer medicines

30 October 2019 - One medicine is from Janssen; the other is from Eli Lilly. ...

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NHS bill for US drugs 'could soar under post-Brexit trade deal'

28 October 2019 - Dispatches investigation finds 'drug pricing' has been discussed in six initial meetings between trade officials from the ...

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