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Value-based drug pricing backed

19th September 2008

Conservative shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that pharmaceutical companies should be paid according to the benefits that their drugs bring to patients.

Speaking to the Confederation of British Industry, Mr Lansley called for a partnership between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry in a bid to make the latest cancer drugs available to patients. He highlighted Johnson & Johnson's risk-sharing deal on Velcade for the treatment of multiple myeloma and Novartis's offer on Lucentis for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration.

 

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