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Oct 5, 2021

First new treatment for sickle cell in 20 years

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Sickle-cell disease is incurable and affects 15,000 people in the UK.

And the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said the hope of reducing health inequalities for black people, who are predominantly affected and often have poorer health to start with, made the drug worth recommending.

It called it “an innovative treatment”.


The hope of reducing health inequalities for black people made it worth recommending, the regulator says.

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