Drugs law to be tightened as Seroxat firm is rebuked – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2008 in consumer protection, medicines, news by sally

“Ministers promised to strengthen laws to protect patients after a drugs company was criticised for withholding information about clinical trials showing links between its anti-depressant drug and possible suicides among teenagers.”

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The Independent, 7th March 2008

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Drugs firms face new laws on test results – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2008 in medicines, news by sally

“A major tightening of the law governing the oversight of drugs companies will be announced today when the government says GlaxoSmithKline delayed informing the authorities that a controversial drug increased the likelihood of suicide among teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2008

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Forcing drug companies to publish negative trial results ‘is against law’ – The Times

Posted February 27th, 2008 in EC law, medicines, news by sally

“An election pledge to require drugs companies to publish full details of clinical trials for medicines cannot be fulfilled because it is illegal under EU law, the Government has admitted.”

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The Times, 27th February 2008

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Alzheimer’s drugs appeal granted – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2007 in medicines, mental health, news by sally

“A row over funding for Alzheimer’s drugs on the NHS is to go to the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 5th December 2007
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Rent a home in Scotland and get cancer drugs free, QC tells English patients – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in cancer, medicines, news, Scotland by sally

“English cancer patients should rent a second home in Scotland to gain access to drugs not available in England, an expert on NHS law suggested yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th November 2007

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Alzheimer’s: judgment in full – The Times

Posted August 10th, 2007 in law reports, medicines, mental health by sally

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The Times, 10th August 2007

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Court orders review of Alzheimer’s drugs guidance – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2007 in medicines, mental health, news by sally

“A high court judge today ordered a review of guidelines on access to anti-dementia drugs, in a landmark ruling that favoured drugs companies and the Alzheimer’s Society.”

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The Guardian, 10th August 2007

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Decision due on Alzheimer’s drugs – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2007 in medicines, mental health, news by sally

“Campaigners are set to learn if they have won their High Court battle over the availability of Alzheimer’s drugs for people with early-stage disease.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2007

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Victory for woman refused cancer drug – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2007 in cancer, medicines, news by sally

“A woman with cancer who was refused a drug that could prolong her life has won her High Court case to overturn the decision.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2007

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Medical chiefs renew support for MMR – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“Doctors and scientists have come together to endorse the safety of the MMR vaccine, ahead of a disciplinary hearing today involving the researchers who first linked it to health risks.”

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The Times, 16th July 2007

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Public health experts fear fallout from MMR hearing – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“Public health doctors are bracing themselves for a further decline in public confidence in the MMR jab as the long-awaited hearing into alleged serious professional misconduct by Andrew Wakefield and two other doctors gets under way at the General Medical Council on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2007

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Veteran sues over NHS’s refusal to pay for eye drugs – The Independent

Posted July 9th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“A pensioner aged 84 is suing an NHS trust over its refusal to pay for drugs to save his sight in the first such case to be backed by Britain’s leading charity for the blind.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2007

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NICE challenged over Alzheimer’s drugs – The Times

Posted June 26th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“The government’s medicines watchdog was accused today of “irrationally and unlawfully” withholding drugs which could help thousands of people suffering from early-stage dementia.”

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The Times, 25th June 2007

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Alzheimer’s sufferers have their day in court over NHS drug veto – The Guardian

Posted June 25th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“People with Alzheimer’s disease and their carers will today protest outside the high court at the start of a major legal challenge to the body that decides which drugs people may be given on the NHS.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2007

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