25 January 2002
NICE Appeal panel decides
Having taken two months to deliberate
NICE has finally notified us that the Appeal panel has dismissed the appeals
made by seven organisations against the negative Final Appraisal Determination
on the disease modifying drug therapies. Click here:
to see the statement by NICE
This is not a surprise but a further
disappointment for people with MS who are denied access to these drugs
unlike their counterparts in other countries. However, hope is on the horizon
as the Department of Health (DoH) has now intervened and is in the final
stages of agreeing a risk-sharing scheme with the pharmaceutical companies.
The MS Trust is working to support this initiative. Click here:
to see the MS Trustís official press release.
The process from now onwards: