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2008-08-28 00:00:37

By JULIA BRADSHAW People who face going blind will now have access to a sight- saving drug on the NHS following a massive campaign to make the medication more widely available.

2008-08-27 06:00:48

By Mike Waites Health Correspondent The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has backed NHS treatment using the drug Lucentis for the devastating eye condition wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) following a two- and-half-year battle by patients.The Yorkshire Post revealed last month that people affected by the condition in the region are already being treated using the drug but the decision means the national postcode lottery of care will now end.The disease is the...

2008-08-27 00:00:44

By Jane Kirby Thousands OF people with a devastating eye disease could have their sight saved by a new drug being made available on the NHS, under guidelines published today.

2008-07-12 00:00:29

Three elderly patients have launched a landmark High Court challenge over an NHS trust's "absolutely ridiculous" refusal to fund potentially sight-saving treatment.

2008-06-26 09:03:12

WALTHAM, Mass., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that Genentech/Novartis's Lucentis will become the Decision Resources' proprietary clinical gold standard by 2011 because of its ability to generate higher total sales in the United States and Europe due to its higher price.

2006-08-29 08:24:22

By Sam Cage ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugmaker Novartis AG said on Tuesday that Switzerland had become the first European country to approve the company's Lucentis drug as a treatment for a leading cause of blindness in people over age 50. The U.S.

2006-08-29 05:04:54

By Sam Cage ZURICH (Reuters) - Drugmaker Novartis AG said on Tuesday that Switzerland had become the first European country to approve the company's Lucentis drug as a treatment for a leading cause of blindness in people over age 50. The U.S.

2006-06-30 19:20:42

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Genentech Inc. drug that reversed vision loss in some patients won U.S. approval on Friday for treating the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

2005-07-18 11:59:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genentech Inc. on Monday said the average patient with age-related macular degeneration who received its experimental drug Lucentis could read an additional seven letters of a reading chart, compared with a vision loss of 10.5 letters among those who received sham injections.


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