Friday October 23, 2020

'Irish drug approvals remain turgid with little transparency'

The knowledge that treatment exists, but isn’t available to you, is likely to become more common, writes Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

26th July, 2017

As pharma companies in Ireland grow impatient over our lethargic and bureaucratic medicine approvals process, their counterparts in the UK are going to court in an attempt to stop the NHS from imposing new limits on the price it will pay for medicines.

The unprecedented legal action follows a new rule that allows the NHS to consider delaying or restricting funding for medicines already deemed good value for money by the drug assessment body -...

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