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Roche says it will appeal against NICE no for Tarceva

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Roche says it is going to appeal against draft guidance from NICE, the health technology appraisal institute for England and Wales, which turns down the company's Tarceva (erlotinib) as a maintenance treatment for some NHS patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The institute said it had too many doubts about the clinical-effectiveness of the drug in this setting.






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