Alzheimer's drugs appeal victory

CraigC

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Mar 21, 2003
6,632
London
"The Appeal Court has ruled an NHS advisory body should have been more transparent in the way it made decisions over Alzheimer's drugs."

doh!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7376993.stm

Looks like NICE have been told that they shouldn't have done it but are not being forced to make the drugs freely available again.

A very expensive slap on the wrist unless I am mistaken? Hopefully it may give some strength to get NICE to actually review and reverse the decision in the future. Oh no it won't!

However access to the drugs will remain limited as the court did not overturn NICE's ruling on their use.
The headline 'Alzheimer's drugs appeal victory' is a little misleading in my opinion.



Edited to add: Apologies, Sandy already picked this up and it has been posted in this thread within the research area.
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint/discuss/showthread.php?p=134080#post134080
 

KenC

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Mar 24, 2006
913
Co Durham
Hi Craig,

This is brilliant news and it will give a lot of people more hope for the future.

Although it may take more time to sort out and finalise, I think it is a very positive step forward.

We will all wait to see what happens now.


Best Wishes

Ken