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Get your MP to help make new Drugs Bill law

Published 20/08/2015

The Off-patent Drugs Bill will be voted on in Parliament on November 6. I am campaigning in support of this Bill and hope that my local MP joins me and lends their support to this vital piece of legislation which could benefit hundreds of thousands of patients across the UK.

Supported by Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity, the Bill is designed to address the problem of making drugs that have fallen out of patent but have since proved effective for clinical uses outside of their original licence routinely available on the NHS.

If it enters UK law, it will improve access to low-cost treatments for a range of conditions including breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's. In order for it to progress a step closer to becoming law, 100 MPs need to turn up and vote in its favour.

Given NHS budgetary constraints, surely this is the type of opportunity decision-makers should be embracing.

Please support Breast Cancer Now's Unlock Drugs campaign at

Mary Brennan


Belfast Telegraph

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