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  • The picture is clearing on medicines access

    At times in recent months the number of competing claims to achieving a long term solution to evaluating new specialty medicines has resembled the race to the South Pole as NICE, NHS England and DH have all had review processes underway. What emerged yesterday with the publication of the interim findings of the Accelerated Access review is a consensus around conditionality.

    Time for change? Tanzania’s digital democracy

    This weekend’s elections in Tanzania are expected to be the closest in the country’s democratic history. With President Jakaya Kikwete standing down from the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, it will be a close race between new candidate John Magufuli and former Prime Minister Edward Lowassa.

    Portland in Aberdeen

    The SNP has always been a party able to hold contradictory positions under the banner of nationalism. Their conference this year was no exception, and demonstrates the strength of the nationalist cause, enabling the party to be genuinely united in the face of some serious contradictions and conflicts. We consider three main ones here.

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