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Cancer Drugs Fund is not a fair allocation of NHS resources

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d621 (Published 01 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d621
  1. Sarah Thornton, lawyer1
  1. 1York, UK
  1. hinyork{at}yahoo.co.uk

The Cancer Drugs Fund white paper makes proposals that go to the core of what is fair allocation of national health resources.1

The fund is a political sop to the high profile negative press cancer drugs not approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have received. But the …

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