Patients win access to vital drugs

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 09/10/2013

More patients will receive the medicines they need following a major shake-up of the way treatments are approved, it was announced yesterday.

Health Secretary Alex Neil unveiled a package of measures designed to make Scotland’s drug approval system more transparent, and increase access to medicines for end-of-life care. Last night, Moray campaigner Tina McGeever said the issue was of vital importance to patients and their families and was welcome.

She and her late husband, Mike Gray, had to pay nearly £3,400 every fortnight for cancer treatment denied by NHS Grampian.

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