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Mum battles NHS for life-changing drugs
A MOTHER has taken her campaign for access to drugs which could greatly improve her daughter’s life to Parliament.
Liz and Shane Brennan’s daughter Annabelle was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited genetic life-limiting condition which seriously affects her ability to breathe, when she was just two weeks old.
With no family history of the condition, her diagnosis came as a shock.
But what made things worse was that drugs which could help ease Annabelle’s condition are not available on the NHS because of a dispute over pricing.
It led Liz to start campaigning for a change and now the issue has been examined by the Commons health and social care select committee, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock holding talks on the issue.
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