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Most patient groups contributing to NICE 'have financial interests'

Monday 21st January 2019

Nearly three quarters of patient organisations that contribute to NICE decisions have taken funding from manufacturers of a relevant product, a new study has claimed.
 
Researchers looked at the financial interests of patient groups who contributed to NICE decisions and found 72% took funding from manufacturers of a relevant product in the same year or year before they contributed to a NICE appraisal.
 
The research team called on NICE to ‘review its...

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