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More patients with rare or terminal illnesses will get the drugs they need on the NHS as a result of changes to the way new medicines are approved, Health Secretary Shona Robison has said. She argued reforms being made would "help more patients to get better access to treatments that…
A cafe chain backed by George Clooney has received more than 27,000 donations in one day to its campaign to ensure a homeless person gets a hot meal at Christmas. Social Bite has teamed up with itison.com again to run the fundraiser, which invites people to donate £5 which will…
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has announced it is to establish an independent review into allegations of child sex abuse within the sport. Football has been rocked by claims from former players that they were abused by people in positions of authority. The SFA said it "has taken initial steps"…
Breast cancer sufferers in Scotland have been denied routine access to an "innovative treatment" that is available to patients south of the border. Campaigners branded the move the "ultimate postcode lottery" after the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recommended the drug Perjeta - also known as pertusumab - not be accepted…
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