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Scandal of patients denied 5p pill that shrinks cancer: Last week we revealed NHS pays crazily high prices for life extending drugs. But the madness doesn’t end there

Sickening rip-off sees patients not being offered effective ‘old’ treatments Instead, the emphasis is on the latest, often eyewateringly expensive drugs Cancer patient Mary Nike, 58, from Brewood, was treated with a 5p pill   Within seven weeks of starting on a new treatment, the tumour in Mary Nike’s left breast had shrunk from 1½ […]

Sickening rip off: Smaller than a matchstick, this is a year’s dose of a life extending blood cancer drug. The NHS pays £115,000 for it – yet it costs just £100 to make

  Mani Coulter, 42, from Caversham, Berks, had only months to live in 2012 Became one of first people in Britain to be given Kadcyla for breast cancer Three years on, she’s convinced the £90,000-a-year treatment saved her life Mani Coulter is testimony to the wonders of modern medicine. When she became one of the […]