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How patients are helping Scotland say yes to more medicines

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

The Scottish Medicines Consortium, Scotland's health technology assessment agency for new medicines, is saying yes to more and more drugs, and greater involvement of patients in the decision making process seems to be the reason why. The SMC's chief pharmacist Anne Lee spoke to Scrip about how patient views are affecting decisions, and the progress of the SMC's new Patient and Clinician Engagement (PACE) process, aimed at improving access to orphan and end-of-life treatments.



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