Thursday, 26 June 2014
Please sign this petition!
Please can you sign the following petition!
It is a petition against NICE who are blocking NHS prescriptions of two vital drugs, Fampyra and Sativex. These were licensed in Europe in 2011 and which, those who can afford to, are having to pay for it privately.
Where Fampridine (Fampyra) is concerned NICE are saying that it isn't cost effective and that it doesn't really have a positive impact but it is the only treatment that improves a persons mobility. As far as the cost goes it costs less than £2500 a year and has the potential to prevent expenditure elsewhere.....less falls which converts to less trips to A&E etc.
I have a friend who is using it and is finding it "hugely benefial".
With Sativex, in some cases, it is the only treatment which relieves neuropathic pain and spasticity and therefore it can vastly improve a persons quality of life.
So please, if you can, sign this petition and help us to put pressure where it's needed!