HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c520W
Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make a statement about Glivec; [51083]

(2) what advice he has received from NICE about Glivec. [50821]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answers 18 April 2002]: My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales have asked the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to appraise Glivec for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia, and to issue guidance on its use to the National Health Service in England and Wales. It is anticipated that NICE will issue guidance in August 2002.

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