Chronic pain and other pain disorders are notoriously hard to treat, with approximately 40% of patients reporting insufficient relief from their medication. There is a huge unmet need for safe and effective drugs, referred to as analgesics, designed to treat pain as their primary function.
The annual European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference took place on the 12th–16th September 2016 at the ICM Messe Congress Centre in Munich, Germany. Munich is the largest city in German Bavaria and delegates attending the meeting also had the opportunity to enjoy the city’s culture, architecture and beautiful parks, as well as the local hospitality.
Since its launch 5 years ago, the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is estimated to have helped over 95,000 patients gain access to lifesaving drugs and technologies. The CDF began as a temporary collaboration, between NICE and NHS England, that was extended in 2014 and due to end March 2016.