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The Cost of Life

It is no secret that the price of medicines is getting higher and higher, and that these prices are absolutely unjustified. That pharmaceutical companies make huge and contemptable profit margins on treatments for sick people, that the National Health Service cannot maintain. When it comes to...
Some medicines, such as new treatments for cancer or Hepatitis C, are launched on the market at exorbitant prices. What is the danger? The NHS cannot afford such costly and vital treatments for thousands of British patients.
Les nouveaux médicaments antiviraux à action directe sont certes très efficaces, mais atteignent des prix inquiétants © Reuters
We are all entitled to know about the process involved in pricing a medicine. Let’s not let pharmaceutical laboratories decide on “the price to put on a life” using profitability as criteria.
Today in the UK , doctors have to tell patients that they could cure them using a specific medicine, but cannot prescribe it because it’s too expensive. To avoid the collapse of our health service, the British Government has established selection strategies to decide which patients can benefit from...
The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is the mechanism used by the UK Department of Health to ensure that the NHS has access to good quality medicines at reasonable prices. It involves a non-contractual agreement between the UK Department of Health and The Association of the British...
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