Wednesday, 9 August 2017

'Scores more families to challenge NHS' after parents win High Court drug funding fight

'Scores more families to challenge NHS' after parents win High Court drug funding fight A High Court judge has overruled the NHS's decision to deny a life-changing drug to an autistic boy, in a ruling which the family's lawyer said would lead to "scores" more patients challenging the health service.

The NHS should review its decision not to fund the drug for the seven-year-old boy, known as S, who is suffering from a rare condition which makes him intolerant to protein, Mrs Justice Andrews ruled. The Daily Telegraph

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