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6:06 PM
Jan 10, 2008
 |  BC Extra  |  Top Story

U.K. committee issues NICE report

The U.K. House of Commons' Health Select Committee issued a report on Thursday recommending that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) initially assess all new drugs via a "shorter, less in-depth initial evaluation." The proposed initial assessments would occur between licensure and launch of the drug and would have a lower cost-effectiveness threshold range than now exists, which would make it harder for drugs to get NHS coverage. The initial review would then be followed by full...

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