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NICE must leave its ivory tower


Remember last month Prof Haslam was interviewed by Telegraph. He was suggesting patients should put more pressure on GPs to prescribe more drugs approved by NICE: Haslam's interview was on Telegraph, '........In an interview with The Telegraph, he said: “When products have been approved for use by the NHS by Nice, patients have a legal right to those drugs - as long as they are clinically appropriate. The take-up should be much higher than it currently is."........ The former GP said: “The fundamental point is it’s your body - and the more you understand about the drugs you are taking, or what you might be able to have, the better you are able to work with your doctor .' He said: “Americans tended to want to know more about their treatment than the British who tend to be much more ‘thank you doctor, I will take that’.” Steve, I think this echoes what you concluded in this article.......

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03 Mar 2014

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