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NHS charge more for cancer drug

19th September 2008

A woman in Hampshire has said the NHS are "charging her more" to obtain a drug she needs for her kidney cancer than she would pay outside the health service. 

Diane Winston said she was being charged £24.59 for each tablet of Nexavar when the NHS buys the drug for £22.36 from Bayer Heathcare, the company who manufactures it.  Dr Philip Ashman from Bayer said: "one way to alleviate some of the frustrations is to develop a transparent and structured payment system for patients like Diane Winston where there are no hidden costs or nasty surprises."

 

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