UK government criticized for ruling out Avastin on the basis of ‘confused, illogical’ arguments

The arguments offered by George Freeman, UK Minister for Life Sciences, to rule out the use of Avastin to treat age-related macular degeneration because it is “unlawful” and “against the wider public interest” have been criticized by barrister David Lock, QC, as “confused and illogical,” according to a news article published April 16 in BMJ.In the past few months, several calls have been made by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Department of Health, the General Medical Council (GMC) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to (Read more...)

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