Scotland v England deal on prescribed drugs

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39030.730590.3A (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1073

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  1. Geoff Watts, writer and broadcaster
  1. 1London NW3 1LS geoff@scileg.freeserve.co.uk

I am sorry to learn that Webb et al were disappointed to read my piece prompted by the decision of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on bortezomib—and also puzzled. The word “disappointed” would seem to imply that I was critical of the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) and its actions. Far from it.

In the first place—and in contrast to the Daily Mail story quoted—I went …

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