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Cancer Drugs Fund changes deeply concerning, say charities

Posted On: 16/05/16

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are one of 15 cancer charities who have signed a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron expressing their concern about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England.

Fifteen cancer charities have said they are "deeply concerned" about new plans for approving innovative cancer medicines for the NHS in England. In a letter to the prime minister, the charities said many drugs would "now struggle to gain approval". The medicines regulator has rejected this and said drugs would be approved faster than anywhere else in Europe. The dispute is over planned changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund - a special pot of money just for cancer medicines. It currently pays for innovative drugs that have been deemed too expensive for the NHS as a whole.

Read more here >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36288353

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