NHS Drug Availability: An Evaluation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Health
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Stuart Carroll

Well-publicised controversies and damning media headlines over Alzheimer’s and oncology drugs have catapulted the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) firmly into the public spotlight. Set up to remedy postcode prescribing, is NICE failing patients and wasting taxpayers’ money? The NICE dilemma: to treat or not to treat?