May 14th, 2007

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PUBLIC: [news] NHS Rationing of drugs condemned

from a report in the Telegraph:

Drug rationing by the NHS is failing thousands of patients, medical charities will tell MPs this week.

They cite a number of controversial rulings by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice), the body that decides which drugs should be available for NHS use.

Among drugs rejected by Nice is Tysabri, which substantially reduces the chance of relapses in multiple sclerosis patients.