The Price of Life

59 minutes 8.3/10 based on 2 votes

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.

Released in 2009. 60 min. Director: Adam Wishart. TV documentary.

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  • toby

    How sad, fighting for extension of life when there is a drug being used today that is curing cancer without side effects. I’m talking about antineoplastens.

  • liam

    You get sick.
    You die.
    Thats the way its always been for the majority of people and buying in to any system or pension or insurance company or whatever you like will make no difference .

  • XLL

    Hi Toby,
    do you have some more info on this stuff you mention? Where can I get more info and test cases please?

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