Last Updated: 25 October 2019
Created: 25 October 2019
North Swindon MP, and Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Justin Tomlinson has welcomed news that vital Cystic Fibrosis drugs will now be available to patients on the NHS from next month.
The news comes after a deal was struck between drug manufacturers and NHS England, which the Health Secretary Matt Hancock described as ‘great value for money for the NHS’.
Up to 5,000 patients in England with Cystic Fibrosis will now have access to life-extending drugs such as Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco.
Justin Tomlinson said: “As Minister for Disabled People, I very much welcome this fantastic news. Thanks to the new deal which has been brokered by NHS England, thousands of people with Cystic Fibrosis will have their lives greatly improved with access to these drugs.”