Latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Stories

2008-10-01 09:00:09

By Jeremy Laurance Charities' protests against Nice funded by pharmaceutical companies Special investigation The rising tide of protest over the refusal by the NHS to provide expensive drugs for cancer and other conditions is being funded by the pharmaceutical industry, an investigation by The Independent has revealed.

2008-09-30 00:00:12

By Jeremy Laurance Medical Life Medicines are like money - they provoke strong emotions and no one is capable of being entirely rational about them. Do you know anyone who isn't either a spendthrift or a scrooge? No, neither do I. It's the same with drugs (the medical kind).

2008-09-25 12:00:15

By Martin Eatock A new drug called Lapatinib was recently hailed a "big step forward" for women suffering from advanced breast cancer.

2008-09-24 18:00:00

By Emma Brady Considering the current state of Britain's housing market, anyone hoping to make a sale must be desperate to move.

2008-09-24 18:00:14

A SENIOR civil servant, diagnosed with terminal cancer and denied treatment with a new drug, has taken his campaign to the National Assembly calling for an end to the postcode lottery.

2008-09-24 12:00:36

By JULIA HORTON RITALIN, the controversial drug for calming hyper active children, should no longer be the first treatment offered to most youngsters, according to advice out today from an influential health watchdog.

2008-09-23 09:01:09

By Barry Nelson CANCER campaigner Barbara Selby has died without ever getting the advanced drug she believed could prolong her life.

2008-09-19 00:00:29

Why aren't drugs which could save or prolong the lives of cancer sufferers not being licensed for NHS use? That was the tough question being faced yesterday by NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, at a special meeting in Plymouth, writes Sophie Roberts.

2008-09-19 00:00:10

Cancer sufferers in the South West were unhappy with the lack of answers they received at a meeting to discuss the use of life- prolonging drugs yesterday.

2008-09-10 18:00:08

By Martin Shipton A DAUGHTER whose father suffers from cancer has today appealed directly to Health Minister Edwina Hart for those in his position to be given the drugs that could prolong their lives.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").