18 November, 2006

NICE refuses to explain Alzheimer's decision.

Back in October, I linked to a Guardian story that the NHS was refusing give to elderly patients suffering from Alzheimer's Disease a drug because, at £2.50 ($4.8) a day, it was considered too expensive.

Now, the Mail on Sunday reports that NICE, the sadly misnamed government body which made the decision is refusing to explain why.

I know it is claimed that NICE is independent of government but that is stretching credulity just a little bit too far.

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