Tag Archives: Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Fair and Affordable Access to Medicines in the NHS (NHS England / UCL IIPP)

Summary Adalimumab is a medicine on which hospitals spend more than £400 million a year. The patent has now expired, allowing patients to be treated with a cheaper biosimilar, saving around £150 million per year (which can be re-directed to … Continue reading

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Use of NICE Appraised Medicines in the NHS in England (HSCIC)

Summary The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) estimates that national figures for Alzheimer’s Disease medicine use have been underestimated by around five per cent. Section 3.1 in this report relates to Alzheimer’s Disease medicines: donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Warns of Retreat from Expensive Dementia Drugs Research (BBC News)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK suggests that further government help may be needed to ensure the pharmaceuticals industry does not “retreat” from … Continue reading

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Ministerial Group on Dementia Research: Headline Report (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary The Ministerial Advisory Group on Dementia Research (chaired by Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP) has laboured … Continue reading

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