The Price of Life

Mar 27, 2012 by

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Documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.On a finite budget, the NHS cannot afford to offer every treatment on the market, so how is it decided which medications should be made available?

 

Adam Wishart follows the nail-biting decision about one drug, with unprecedented access to decision-makers the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the patients who need a life-extending treatment, and the American company that discovered and will profit from it.

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