The NHS has been put in an impossible position by Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt’s intervention over early breast cancer drug Herceptin, officials say.
And Nigel Edwards, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, added: "PCTs now find themselves placed under huge public pressure if they do not prescribe Herceptin for use in early stage breast cancer.
"We are concerned that primary care trusts are being put in an almost impossible position."
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