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Empower: Access to Medicine launches e-petition

Empower: Access to Medicine launches e-petition

Les Halpin has set up an e-petition to raise support for those with rare, life threatening serious conditions for which there is no satisfactory treatment currently available. Les is calling for earlier and improved access to new and existing drugs which includes the legal right to choose to try drugs at an earlier stage in the development process.

This could be done by:

• Giving patients access to medicine during development stages, if the risk of “doing nothing” outweighs the risk of negative side effects

• Giving patients the right to access drugs licensed for any condition other than their own

• Making it possible for patients to give legally binding indemnities when agreeing to take drugs under these conditions.

We believe the time is right to give patients with rare, life-threatening illnesses the legal right to try drugs at an earlier stage. Please join us in calling for progress and advancement in medical innovation and sign our petition today.

You can read the full petition and sign it here


  • As a 5 year kidney cancer survivor and after enduring numerous procedures, it is vital that much more research is undertaken if we are ever to eradicate the scourge of cancer for the futurs generations.

    Clive Stone 15-02-13 5:49pm

  • We lost our mother to an aggressive form of MND six weeks ago. It was harrowing to receive a diagnosis for which there are no real effective treatments available. It’s imperative that commercial barriers that prohibit the development of medicines for such conditions are alleviated to give hope to people and their families. This is an important campaign.

    Heather Tilley 17-02-13 8:30am

  • go for it

    david smith 21-02-13 7:23pm

  • I was able to find good advice from your articles.

    Sally Kock 02-04-13 5:34pm

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