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Letters New drugs: patient hope or harm?

Shining a light on “hidden patients”

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 30 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1859
  1. Peter Littlejohns, professor of public health
  1. King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, London SE1 1UL, UK
  1. peter.littlejohns{at}

Like O’Dowd, I also was intrigued to see two Times articles side by side reflecting opposing views of what the NHS should provide.1 My conclusions align with John Appleby’s observation that mixed messages are emerging from national health policy.2 …

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