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UK to fund prostate cancer drug in U-turn

UK drug watchdog, The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has reversed a previous decision which was not to fund a new prostate cancer drug developed in the country after Johnson & Johnson, the maker agreed a new discount on supplies to the National Healthcare Service. The rejection of the drug in February on cost grounds drew severe criticism from Cancer Research UK, a charity that supported research into the drug. Continue reading

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