UK to self-assess long-term tech needs?:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's Department of Health is enabling people with long-term health and social care needs to self-assess their equipment requirements. A series of 11 pilot schemes launched last week will help determine the feasibility of self-assessment. A number of the pilots will focus on groups in the community whose needs can be more difficult to meet, such as in rural areas. Until now such needs have been assessed by the local social services. The programme will run until September 2007.
You may also be interested in...
US FDA usually recommends using overall survival for pancreatic cancer drugs, but AstraZeneca choose progression-free survival; now ODAC will weigh in on whether the PARP inhibitor olaparib demonstrated a clinically meaningful impact. The firm cites enrollment and design challenges in the gBRCAm population as reasons for using PFS.
Attorneys say Sarepta did not have an obligation to report its appeal, particularly since winning a formal dispute filing with the US FDA is a long shot.