Navigation Links
Cancer Patients Protest For Free Drug Treatment

Margaret Bradford, from Oswestry, a patient with breast cancer in England has started a protest after news that patients in Welsh are given free drug treatment// at a hospital. Local health boards in Wales fund treatment for Herceptin in full, unlike the Shropshire Primary Care Trust. The patients in Shropshire have to pay an amount of £47,000 bill is staging a protest at the hospital on Monday.

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson said that breast cancer patients from Wales are getting the potentially life-saving drug free at a hospital while their English patients have to pay. Welsh women do not have to pay for Herceptin at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, which provides acute care for people in north Shropshire and mid-Wales, because it is funded by their local health board. But patients in the early stages of the illness who live over the border must pay £47,000 themselves because their primary care trust will not foot the bill, Owen Paterson, said.

Stating that the situation was a "classic postcode lottery" Mr Paterson said that he would contact Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt to express his disgust. He said that all these women in Shropshire too have paid their taxes but yet they have to raise huge sums of money for treatment while women from two miles away in Wales are getting the drug in the same hospital for free. The 544-bed Royal Shrewsbury Hospital provides acute care for people in north Shropshire and mid Wales. Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has meanwhile urged the primary care trusts (PCT) not refuse Herceptin treatment on the basis of cost.

A group of cancer patients from Shropshire have said they intend to take their fight to be given Herceptin to the European courts. Certain health authorities have approved funding for the treatment of early stage cancer, while others have not. The Shropshire PCT claims to be waiting for the drug to be licensed for treating, early stage breast cancer before it approves funding. A W elsh Assembly spokesman said Herceptin was available as a case-by-case basis on the NHS if a doctor believed that the patient would benefit from it.

Since February, all Welsh local health boards have agreed to pay for the drug for women living in Wales, even if they are treated in England, if their doctor recommends it and they meet the clinical prescribing guidelines for Herceptin.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous
2. Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk
3. Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy
4. Potential New Cancer Gene Identified
5. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
6. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
7. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
8. The Cancer Rumour mill working over time
9. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
10. Radioactive Seeds used in Prostate Cancer treatment can migrate with the body
11. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/24/2017)... FLORIDA (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... telehealth technology yesterday, featuring Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capabilities at Telehealth 2.0, ... LG CNS’ pre-packaged telehealth bundles, which pairs medical devices with a pre-programmed tablet ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Ridgecrest Herbals makes it a point to lead ... reduce waste, and support renewable energy. They believe this is a crucial part of ... solutions for health issues, and maintain that destroying the environment in the pursuit of ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... The bar for just about everything—apparel, eyewear, cars and even phone ... pop and film stardom.(1) Not to be left out is that most desired of ... the gamut from being encrusted with jewels and precious metals to, at the very ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... T-Fal OptiGrill, Oxiclean, Space Bag, Sonicare Toothbrush, Juiceman Juicer, and the George Foreman Grill ... than perhaps any other marketer in the last 25 years. , Now, due to ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... of unique liquid food supplements, announced its popular products are now available for ... , ALP Nutrition® prioritizes the use of premium natural ingredients in making all ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... 19, 2017 Cardiology devices segment is anticipated to ... The Cardiology Devices segment is likely to create absolute ... in 2018 over 2017. By the end of 2027, Cardiology ... to US$ 700 Mn, expanding at a CAGR of 18.4% ... Asia Pacific reprocessed medical devices market ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Global Prostate Cancer Therapeutics Market: Overview ... cancer therapeutics market analyzes the current and future ... prostate cancer, launch of promising emerging therapies, as ... drugs & therapeutic biological products, and high growth ... side effects are some of the drivers expected ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... an immune response in pets such as canine, ... are of various types such as Attenuated Live ... Vaccines, DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live ... virus or bacteria, which have been weakend under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: