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Battle in Australia over access to cancer drugs

Access to cancer drugs in Australia is coming to a head after a bitter tit for tat over a pharma push to fast-track oncology treatment. The industry is calling for a more flexible and fast-tracked approach to approving new cancer drugs, claiming the current system is outdated. Australia ranks 18th out of 20 comparable OECD … Continued

Oncologists slam regional variations in drug approvals, access

New studies which show that patients in some countries can wait years longer than those in others to access potentially life-saving cancer drugs demonstrate the need for better collaboration between doctors and health authorities globally, say researchers. A comparison of approval times for 41 cancer drugs in Canada, the US and the European Union found … Continued