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NICE loses drug rationing role

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The government has confirmed that NICE will lose its power to decide which drugs the NHS can and cannot use under its white paper reforms. 

NICE will still provide advice on drug efficacy but GP consortia, due to replace primary care trusts from 2013, will decide whether to fund treatments locally.

A Department of Health spokesperson said: “We will focus NICE’s role on what matters most – advising clinicians on effective treatments and quality standards – rather than making decisions on whether patients should access drugs that their doctors want to prescribe.”

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