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By Barry Nelson PATIENTS with advanced kidney cancer were dealt a devastating blow last night when spending watchdogs effectively banned four life- giving drugs on the NHS.
Lord Darzi's recent plan for the NHS may only have concerned England, but his ideas for speeding up the drug appraisals process could have implications for the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.
The medical advisory panel to the UK National Health Service has recommended that GlaxoSmithKline's Tyverb should not be used on the NHS to treat advanced metastatic breast cancer on the grounds that it is not effective enough to justify its cost.
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has advised against the use of GlaxoSmithKline's oral cancer drug Tyverb in the UK's National Health Service, reported the Financial Times.
THOSE people faced with the threat of losing their sight will rejoice that a treatment is now available on the NHS in Yorkshire which might prevent this terrible prospect.
In a nutshell Government drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved a controversial weight-loss drug for use on the NHS.
By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent DENYING patients free treatment because they choose to pay for drugs not available on the NHS is inhumane, the leader of Scotland's doctors says.
By Kate Foster; Louisa Pearson MARY DUNN remembers only too well what nursing was like in Scotland in the early days of the NHS: diphtheria and tuberculosis, long shifts and hours spent shining the floors.
The National Health Service is said to be in quandary over its practice of excluding patients who seek private treatment, especially for cancer, according to Financial Times.
A controversial weight-loss drug has been approved for use on the NHS, it was announced today. Rimonabant will be made available to overweight or obese patients who cannot take, or who have had no success with, two other drugs, orlistat and sibutramine.
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