The Association of the British Pharmaceuticals Industry (ABPI) has responded to the International Comparisons of Health Technology Assessment report, published today, and also addressed claims that patients are being denied life-prolonging treatments for cancer.
Notes to editors
For more information and background read, 'Will the new CDF provide a better deal for cancer patients?' by Dr Paul Catchpole, published on Monday 11 July.
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