The UK pharmaceutical industry is mounting a legal challenge to NICE and NHS England in court – but the credibility of one of its key witnesses has been called into question.The Times newspaper reports today that court papers it has seen show NICE stating that Adrian Towse, an expert at the industry-funded Office of Health Economics is “plainly not independent” as a witness.UK pharma industry association the ABPI is seeking a judicial review to challenge the Budget Impact Test, a rare move...
Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil her updated plans for Brexit later today at a speech in Italy, and is expected to say both the UK and EU have a responsibility to strike a workable deal.May is expected to suggest a two-year transition deal after the UK leaves the European Union at the end of March 2019, offering to pay 20bn euros (£18bn) over the period to meet existing financial commitments.However it is far from clear if this will be enough to satisfy the remaining ‘EU27 nations’,...
Robert Iannone, AstraZeneca’s head of immune-oncology research talks to pharmaphorum about the unpredictable immunotherapy market, the PACIFIC trial success, and further changes ahead.Fortunes are very changeable in the hyper-competitive, unpredictable world of 2017’s immuno-oncology market, but AstraZeneca (AZ) looks to be back in the game after the success of its PACIFIC trial of Imfinzi (durvalumab) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A planned interim analysis of PACIFIC showed that...
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Selecting a term
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