Will the future see the NHS and industry in partnership?
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O n the surface, it appears that the UK National Health Service (NHS) objective of health gain is far removed from that of wealth gain in the pharmaceutical industry sector. This creates tension between the 2 healthcare players. However, Professor Sally Davies, director of R&D for the NHS Executive London Region, argues that these objectives ‘are not in total tension’ but are in fact linked. She expanded on this argument at a recent meeting* organised by the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians.