Drug companies are putting a price on the lives of those with cystic fibrosis | Isabelle Jani-Friend

Placing a life-changing treatment beyond the reach of NHS Scotland is devastating for people like meAt 7am, I wake up and, while most people are starting their days, having breakfast and making their way to work, I – like the 10,400 people in the UK wi…

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Drug maker ‘will make $21bn from treating cystic fibrosis’

Vertex is accused of raking in vast profits while making Orkambi unaffordable to NHS A US company, which is refusing to drop its price for the life-changing cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi to make it affordable to NHS England, is set to make $21bn (£17bn)…

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Private firms given £9.2bn of NHS budget despite Hancock promise

Record 2018 total comes after health secretary pledged no privatisation on his watchThe amount of the NHS budget going to private healthcare firms has reached unprecedented levels, despite the health secretary’s pledge to roll back outsourcing of patie…

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Fishy figures: Boris Johnson’s public service pledges are fantasy economics | Richard Vize

Public services under a Johnson government could pay the price for his obsession with low taxesIn his campaign for the Conservative leadership, Boris Johnson has pledged more bobbies on the beat, a budget boost for schools and his team hinted at public…

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