Join Breast Cancer Now’s campaign to Unlock Drugs that will improve access to low-cost treatments
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 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 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 successfully 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 this November.
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Neglecting the clinical benefits of off-patent drugs is a huge oversight, especially as these drugs tend to be very low-cost.
Given the budgetary constraints on the NHS, surely this is exactly the type of opportunity that decision-makers should be embracing.
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I would encourage others to join me and add their support to Breast Cancer Now’s Unlock Drugs campaign by visiting breastcancernow.org/unlockdrugs