Drug approvals now led by media pressure, say medics

Drug approvals should not be dictated be media pressure, doctors and pharmaceutical companies have warned.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
5th May, 2012

Drug approvals should not be dictated be media pressure, doctors and pharmaceutical companies have warned.

Medical sources say that a surge of campaigning by interest groups is now likely after the decision to approve the melanoma cancer drug ipilimumab (Ippy) last week following a high-profile campaign in the media.

A number of new drugs have been approved for use as both clincally effective and economic over the past nine months, but the Health Service Executive...

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