Funding of ultra-orphan drugs in Scotland and England

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Two years on from reforms to the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s processes for evaluation drugs for end-of-life and rare conditions implemented in 2014, Dr Brian Montgomery was asked by the Scottish Government to review their impact on access. The result was a wide-ranging report covering multiple aspects of drug access, with [...]

February 13, 2017 Maeve Waite CASMI Views 0

Cancer drug access and devolution: the case of nivolumab, December 2016

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Cancer drug access has been in the headlines again this week, following publication of articles by journalist A A Gill, in which he commented on (un)availability of the drug nivolumab for lung cancer on the NHS in England. In particular, his writing drew attention to the fact that the drug [...]

February 8, 2017 Maeve Waite CASMI Views 0

Emerging Challenges in Research Ethics


CASMI Fellow, Jonathan Montgomery, had an opportunity to share his thoughts on emerging challenges in research ethics with members of the Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee in January. He identified a series of trends that placed the traditional paradigm under pressure. The closer integration of researchers and participants whereby [...]

February 1, 2017 Maeve Waite CASMI Views 0

Accelerating Access to Personalised Medicine


  On Wednesday 8th March, colleagues from CASMI will be presenting at the Accelerating Access to Personalised Medicine Symposium, run in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Healthcare Values Partnership, the NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre, and the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain. Held at the UCL Great [...]

January 3, 2017 Maeve Waite Events 0

British Pharmacological Society Honorary Fellowship awarded to Professor Richard Barker

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Recently, Professor Richard Barker, Director of CASMI, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship for his continual and long-standing leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. The British Pharmacology Society awards both Fellowships and Honorary Fellowships each year. An Honorary Fellowship is the highest award that can be given by the society. Those [...]

December 21, 2016 Maeve Waite CASMI News 0

CASMI Academic Agenda: A focus on ‘pull’ factors


CASMI’s mission is to help make the medical innovation process more efficient and sustainable, recognising that there is much unmet clinical need to address and the development and adoption of new drug solutions are slow and costly. Since inception we have seen the medical innovation process as a circular one [...]

December 20, 2016 Maeve Waite CASMI Views 0

Accelerated Access Review: Final report


On October 24th 2016, the eagerly anticipated final report of the Accelerated Access Review has been released to the public and is available on the GOV.UK website: The Accelerated Access Review (AAR) was commissioned by the government in November 2014. The final report makes recommendations to make it easier [...]

October 25, 2016 Stuart Faulkner CASMI News 0

Personalised Medicine: The Promise, the Hype and the Pitfalls


On Friday 9th September, colleagues from CASMI will be presenting at the University of Oxford’s Healthcare Values Partnership and S:CORT conference ‘Personalised Medicine: The Promise, the Hype and the Pitfalls’. The opening session, to be delivered by Professor Sir John Tooke, Co-Chair of CASMI will explore the dynamics and ethics [...]

September 5, 2016 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0

Westminster Health Forum Seminar – 26th May 2016

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On 26th May 2016, Westminster Health Forum will be holding a seminar entitled ‘Priorities for healthcare research: funding, regulation and collaboration’ in Central London. The seminar will feature a keynote address from CASMI’s Founding Director Professor Richard Barker, the Lead for the Development and Regulation Work Stream for the Accelerated [...]

January 8, 2016 Andrea Hodgetts Events 0

First Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) – 15-17th April


CASMI is pleased to announce the first Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) taking place in the UK at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on the15th – 17th of April, 2015. PMWC 2015 UK is a content-rich, three day interactive conference designed for experts and thought leaders working in [...]

April 2, 2015 Andrea Hodgetts CASMI News 0