A new system of pricing branded medicines known as value-based pricing (VBP) is due to start from January 2014. The aim is to give NHS patients better access to effective and innovative medicines.
However there's still time for us to highlight the particular needs and issues of people affected by breast cancer as the Department of Health (DH) and The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) continue to discuss how VBP will work.
Today the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC) launches its report Age is just a number. It makes recommendations about tackling the issues surrounding inequality in treatment services and support available to older people with breast cancer.
Three young women from Gibraltar - Bianca, Katherine Cassano and Wendy - are flying to Scotland in September to take part in the Breast Cancer Care Ben Nevis Challenge in loving memory of their friend Nancy.