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PCTs will be forced to make NICE-approved drugs available through the introduction of an 'effective compliance regime', according to health secretary Andrew Lansley.
Mr Lansley revealed the plans in response to a question in the House of Commons from former shadow health secretary John Healey (Lab, Wentworth and Dearne).
Last year, an investigation by GP magazine found one in four PCTs now 'blacklist' drugs backed by NICE.
Drugs on the lists are 'not recommended for use' or 'not prescribable' because they are deemed too expensive or not effective enough (GP, 25 November).
Mr Healey asked if Mr Lansley could guarantee that all patients in England …