International Day Against Drug Abuse

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017 This day is an expression of the determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. To underline this activity we present some outcomes of cooperation. I-TREND Project: Internet tools for researching new drugs in…

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Decision approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use

Decision approves kidney cancer drug for NHS use A new draft guidance has recommended everolimus for treating some people with advanced kidney cancer, a drug previously only available through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). The committee looked at new evidence and a price discount submitted by the drugs company, and was able to approve the…

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UK: Treatment guides for treating kidney and prostate cancer

Final guidance on use of axitinib for treating kidney cancer and sipuleucel-T for prostate cancer. Guidance issued to the NHS today, recommends that the drug axitinib, known as Inlyta by Pfizer, should be available as a second line treatment for kidney cancer. A separate new guide did not recommended sipuleucel-T, known as Provenge, for treating…

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