Tag Archives: Cancer

Lilly price break reverses NICE’s 'No' ruling on breast cancer drug Verzenio

Last October, England’s drug-cost watchdogs dealt Eli Lilly a blow when they decreed that the company’s CDK 4/6 inhibitor to treat breast cancer, Verzenio, wasn’t cost-effective. So Lilly dished up a new price break—and now the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is on board. The problem, initially, was that Lilly couldn’t provide evidence that Verzenio… Read More »

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

Experts have developed a potentially “game-changing” test to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It combines information on family history and hundreds of genetic markers with other factors, such as weight, to give the most comprehensive assessment possible, says Cancer Research UK. The test is not yet routinely available on the NHS – some… Read More »

Medicine recalled over cancer fears | News – www.ekathimerini.com

The National Organization for Medicine (EOF) has ordered the recall of certain batches of the medicine Lucidel, which is used to treat hypertension, after tests indicated that it could have carcinogenic repercussions. The announcement concerns 150-gram packets of Lucidel with the batch number 181247 and the expiry date 06/2020, as well as 300 gr packets… Read More »