UK's NICE Backs Iressa Coverage at Fixed Price; NHS Pays for Genetic Testing | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

This article was posted May 27.

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended this week that the National Health Service should pay for AstraZeneca's non-small cell lung cancer drug Iressa in the first-line treatment setting if patients test positive for epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase mutations and if the drug developer provides the drug at a fixed price.

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