Watchdog says expensive cancer drugs not delivering

Watchdog says expensive cancer drugs not delivering
A study has found that 57 per cent of new cancer drugs in Europe lack clear evidence that they extend or improve patients’ lives Pic: Shutterstock

Value for money criteria met by only one of 20 new drugs that had an initial asking price of €500 million

Just one of 20 new cancer drugs examined by the state’s medicines watchdog was considered value for money, according to a new assessment by the body.

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