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Government to put extra £100m into clinical research by 2008

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:728
  1. Haroon Khwaja
  1. London

    The health secretary, John Reid, said this week that new funds released in last week's budget would be spent on developing new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, stroke, diabetes, and mental health and new medicines for children.

    “The outstanding success of the national cancer research networks, which have doubled the number of patients in clinical trials, will provide the model to tackle these diseases,” said Mr Reid in a statement.

    Chancellor Gordon Brown said in his budget speech that clinical research funding in the NHS would be increased by £25m ($46.2m; €37.4m) over and above inflation each year, totalling an extra £100m by 2008.

    “I can confirm …

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