Letters The Cancer Drugs Fund

Where is the evidence for the existence of the Cancer Drugs Fund?

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5901 (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5901
  1. Charlotte Chamberlain, NIHR doctoral fellow1,
  2. William Hollingworth, professor of health economics1
  1. 1School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
  1. charlotte.chamberlain{at}bristol.ac.uk

Professor Peter Clark congratulates the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for reimbursing drugs only at the lowest price proposed for use in the NHS, but he is later quoted conceding that “some [pharmaceutical] companies have seen the CDF as an easy route to funding . . . because they don’t have to drop the price to get CDF …

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