Myeloma: Drugs

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the decision to remove treatments for multiple myeloma from the Cancer Drugs Fund list on survival rates for patients with that condition.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has advised that no assessment has been made of the impact of these changes to the national Cancer Drugs Fund list on survival rates for multiple myeloma. These changes have not yet been finalised and agreed.

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