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To: Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt

Stop cost of drugs impacting on life for those with ultra-rare conditions

Stop cost of drugs impacting on life for those with ultra-rare conditions

Stop cost being a barrier to access for life changing treatments so that children and young adults aren't dying from treatable ultra-rare conditions.

Why is this important?

Children and young adults with ultra-rare conditions including Morquio and rare cancers are being discriminated against as NHS England and NICE have deemed the cost of their life changing drugs too expensive to approve.

No one chooses to be born with health conditions and through no fault of their own drugs for ultra-rare condition are more expensive.

The UK has led the world to develop new therapies and yet England is going to desert patients due to changes in decision making processes. Ultra rare shouldn't mean forgotten so please help us to keep our commitment to these patients.

Please sign if you agree that no one's life is less important and access to treatment should be about fairness rather than luck as to whether your condition is common or rare or cheap to fund or expensive to fund.

Thank you for your support


Reasons for signing

  • Everyone's health is important and if we can help with medication, we should.
  • it is important
  • It's important for the families of these patients when the medicine is available they shouldn't have to see their loved one suffering in pain .

Updates

2015-06-20 10:16:03 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-06-14 08:34:17 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-06-11 16:51:32 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-06-11 14:46:26 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-06-11 14:07:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-06-11 13:48:44 +0100

10 signatures reached