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NICE approves CDF funding for Janssen’s Darzalex

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is backing NHS use of Janssen’s Darzalex via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) for some adults with previously treated multiple myeloma.

17th January 2018

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Merck, CR UK, ICR collaborate on cancer drug discovery

Cancer Research UK’s Commercial Partnerships Team and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have entered into a multi-project collaboration and licensing deal with Germany’s Merck to discover and develop new anticancer therapies.

17th January 2018

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A&E pressures not down to GP access, study finds

The rising tide of accident and emergency attendances is being driven by long-term health conditions rather than a lack of GP provision, concludes a study by Queen Mary University of London.

16th January 2018

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SMC bars four medicines from NHS

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has rejected NHS funding for four new therapies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche’s respective cancer medicines Opdivo and Gazyvaro.

16th January 2018

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US expands scope of BI’s lung cancer drug Gilotrif

US regulators have approved a supplemental New Drug Application for Boehringer Ingelheim’s lung cancer drug Gilotrif for first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumours have non-resistant epidermal growth factor receptor.

16th January 2018

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NHS chooses next batch of entrepreneurs for support

The NHS has now chosen 138 clinical entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare, including the appointment of five healthcare scientists working on addressing conditions such as sickle cell disease and allergic reactions.

12th January 2018

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Emergency care in England “in a state of emergency”

Emergency care is now in a state of emergency as missed targets reach an all-time high, bed occupancy rates surge, and flu cases increase sharply, and health chiefs warn that patients are “dying in corridors” and the system is “on its knees”.

12th January 2018

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