No more Mr NICE guy: Big Pharma infiltrates Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

 

No more Mr NICE guy.

It seems that Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has now given up any pretence to being a centre of best practice solely concerned with issuing guidance over what’s best for the nation’s health, but is more intent on dancing to the tune of Big Pharma.

Eight members of NICE’s 12-strong panel have financial links to drugs companies that produce statins – and they are now recommending that doctors prescribe “millions more” of them, which leading doctors say could be a public health disaster.
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