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Category Archives: Pharma
The main reason for governments around the world to encourage the pharmaceutical industry is to support Research and Development – R&D – with a view to the discovery of new drugs of future benefit to mankind. Commercial pharmaceutical companies have played … Continue reading
The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: Negotiations with the UK Government over pharmaceutical pricing have achieved a good result for patients, the NHS and the industry.
The UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry shared many objectives throughout the recent drug pricing negotiations. For example, there was always broad agreement that: The total future drug bill needed to be affordable in the context of other spending in … Continue reading
Blogpost by Leela Barham, Independent Health Economist and 2020health Research Fellow for Empower Access to Medicines Orphan medicines are used to treat some of the rarest conditions; conditions that affect less than 5 per 10,000 people in Europe. Some of … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: Think carefully about value-based drug pricing in the UK and let common sense prevail.
David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt share an important skill. They both have firsts from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). I am not the greatest fan of this course because I would like to see more scientists, engineers and … Continue reading
Private medicine like private education and first-class travel can stir up feelings of resentment between the “haves” and “have-nots”. A short blog like this one has no possibility of uniting stereotypical politicians from the left and right wings of politics. … Continue reading