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Re: [IPk] NICE investigation by WHO

On Tuesday 03 Jun 2003 14:46, email @ redacted wrote:
> Just reading about this. (Link on BBC health pages). It says recent NICE
> rulings on a number of key drugs.
> Would this mean pumps are involved (the BBC report doesn't mention them).
> Does anyone know about this? And would it cause delays if they have to
> review anything?
> It may have no bearing at all on the pump issue, but just curious.

Have a look at NICE's website for details - http://www.nice.org.uk/

A quote:

"The experts will consider four recently published technology appraisals in 
order to assess the scientific robustness of the process and methodology used 
by the Institute to prepare its guidance: The appraisals are:

* etanercept and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
* newer (atypical) antipsychotic drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia
* imatinib (Glivec) for chronic myeloid leukaemia
* ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters."

So pumps aren't included in this review. No idea if the *results* of this 
report could have repercussions for past NICE guidelines, though, or any 
future ones regarding pumps.

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