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Price still drives NICE on end-of-life drugs; J&J's Zytiga latest turndown
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Small does have a price
Monday, February 6, 2012
Companies looking for clarity on whether their drugs meet the National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's patient population
criteria for end-of-life treatment won't find it by looking at decisions made
so far by the U.K. body. What they will find is that it's still all about
The end-of-life criteria were
intended to allow NICE appraisal committees to recommend NHS coverage of some
drugs for "small" populations of terminally ill patients even if the
treatments normally would be considered too expensive.
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