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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:07 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/23/uk-cancer-patients-being-denied-drugs-due-to-inflated-prices-say-experts


Cancer patients are being denied drugs on the NHS that could lengthen their lives because of unnecessarily exorbitant prices, say experts.

The drugs are cheap to make, and are available to patients in some other countries at much lower prices, according to new research.

Patients in the UK have been told the NHS will not pay for two such drugs because they are not cost-effective and they have been dropped from the list reimbursed by the government’s special cancer drugs fund.

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:09 pm

Not good

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:22 pm

it's shows that profit is more important to the pharma companies than life...

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:43 pm

dammit i agree with VOD and HF

hope I'm not getting sick pale pale pale don't want to give more money to big pharma  Razz

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Post by Guest on Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:50 pm

Spend less money on foreign aid & spend it on the sick & needy at home.

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:39 am

Shady wrote:Spend less money on foreign aid & spend it on the sick & needy at home.


Or not give money to Profiteers

Ohh wait that wouldn't help you in your persecution of Refugees Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Re: uk NHS patients denied cancer treatments because of costs..

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:52 am

Shady wrote:Spend less money on foreign aid & spend it on the sick & needy at home.

agree

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:09 am

Shady wrote:Spend less money on foreign aid & spend it on the sick & needy at home.

Or maybe just maybe

We should prescute the tax dodgers?


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Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:15 am

heavenlyfatheryetagain wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/23/uk-cancer-patients-being-denied-drugs-due-to-inflated-prices-say-experts


Cancer patients are being denied drugs on the NHS that could lengthen their lives because of unnecessarily exorbitant prices, say experts.

The drugs are cheap to make, and are available to patients in some other countries at much lower prices, according to new research.

Patients in the UK have been told the NHS will not pay for two such drugs because they are not cost-effective and they have been dropped from the list reimbursed by the government’s special cancer drugs fund.

You mean new drugs. It's not really how cheap it is to make that's the issue, it's the cost of the research, development, and testing of the drug which the pharma companies are trying to recover.

Perhaps it is time for some regulation, so that profits are not disproportionate, but it's silly to only consider the actual cost of making the drug.

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