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Editor's blog Tuesday 2 November 2010: NICE, pharmafunding, fairness and responsibility

You've probably noticed that we've been keeping an eye on NICE issues: so have others.

This excellent blog post from 'Gimpy' elucidates the relationship between Big Pharma and the funding of the Rarer Cancers Foundation.

John Healey would be well-advised to use the NICE issue to raise some fireworks at 2.30 this afternoon, for his first health questions. He would do well to go long on the mismatch between this proposed reintroduction of the postcode lottery and the Coalition government's self-professed values of fairness and responsibility.