ever feel like the government doesn’t care? Ever feel like there’s no hope. This could make a big difference…
Did you know the off-patents drugs bill is back on the agenda, up for parliamentary debate and vote 6th November 2015?
This could really boost the treatments available to MSers.
Slowing disease progression in multiple sclerosis – If confirmed in phase 3 clinical trials, simvastatin – originally licensed for treating high cholesterol and the prevention of cardiovascular disease – would be the first drug that people with the secondary progressive form of MS could take to slow their disability progression. There are estimated to be around 65,000 people living with progressive forms of MS in the UK.
What will the bill do?
Places a duty on the Secretary of State to seek licenses for off-patent drugs that have been shown to be clinically effective for new purposes and where no other organisation has applied for a new licence.
What do you think? What could we do to get behind this?