Cancer: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Cancer Drugs Fund is to continue to fund any drugs where the appropriate company refused to make appropriate adjustment to their prices and where it failed to meet the value for money test.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

A drug may be funded in exceptional circumstances via the individual funding route. In addition, a drug may be retained in the Cancer Drugs Fund in an indication where it provides greater clinical benefit than the indication for which it has been removed.

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