Charity says NICE takes too long to assess cancer drugs

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:652
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    A cancer charity is calling for reform of the way in which cancer drugs are made available on the NHS, claiming that there are sometimes delays of up to three years between a drug being licensed and it becoming widely available.

    CancerBACUP, an information service for people with cancer, says that approval for a total of 23 cancer treatments is being held up because of delays in the system.

    After drugs are …

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