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Kidney cancer drug rejected

10th July 2007

A charity says a ruling not to approve a kidney cancer drug for use in the NHS in Scotland is a ‚Äúdeath sentence‚Ä? to hundreds of patients.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium said the benefits of Sutent (Sunitinib) did not yet justify its high cost, even though the James Whale Fund said the drug is the most effective first-line treatment for advanced kidney cancer. Manufacturer Pfizer plans to resubmit a proposal to the SMC based on new evidence. A decision on the drug for use in England has yet to be made by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

 

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