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Cystic Fibrosis drugs scandal: Hope as NHS tables new offer for life-changing drug

 10 months ago       137 Views

A NEW, improved NHS offer for life-saving drugs was welcomed by cystic fibrosis sufferers last night. The Daily Express has been pressurising NHS England to strike a deal with US drugs giant Vertex for its pipeline of CF medicines like Orkambi.

Families have pleaded with all sides to end a year-long stalemate after a £500million NHS offer last summer, for Vertex's entire drug portfolio, was rebuffed. Last night NHS England finally gave sufferers some hope by revealing it has tabled a "significantly improved" offer TO VERTEX. Alison Fare, of Conwy, North Wales, whose daughters Imogen, seven, and Annabelle, three, have CF said: "I'm really hopeful we are close to getting the drugs. For the first time in a while it feels like they're getting somewhere. I hope Vertex now plays ball."


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: express.co.uk

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