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Discounts Sway NICE As Novartis Outlines Concerns Over New Cancer Drugs Fund

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NICE – the HTA body for England and Wales – has recommended that Novartis's Zykadia (ceritinib) be available on the NHS, but only at a discount. Novartis tells Scrip that with the imminent arrival of the UK's new Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), there are concerns that access to new cancer drugs will become even more difficult.

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