News in brief: Eisai and Pfizer to challenge NICE

Pharmaceutical firms Eisai and Pfizer, the co-promoters of the drug Aricept, have been granted permission by the High Court to proceed to a judicial review against NICE. They hope to challenge the process by which NICE reached its decision to disallow treatment of newly-diagnosed mild Alzheimer’s disease. The challenge is based on the grounds that NICE has refused to disclose its cost- effectiveness model for treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, and that NICE has acted in an irrational and discriminatory fashion. No date has yet been set for the judicial review.

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