MS drug Fampyra to be Funded – Griffin

MS drug Fampyra to be Funded – Griffin


Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG)
 
Friday, September 4th, 2015.
 
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, is welcoming the decision by the HSE to approve funding for Fampyra, a drug used to treat Multiple Sclerosis. Deputy Griffin previously tabled a debate in the Dáil on the issue.

He said:

 
“I very much welcome this decision by the HSE, which will benefit many MS patients in Kerry and nationwide. Fampyra can have a very positive impact on some MS sufferers and the decision to fund the drug will change the lives of those people for the better. 

“The decision by the HSE to award funding comes after lengthy negotiations with the manufacturer, Biogen Idec, and will give security to many people. I hope that those MS sufferers previously and currently benefitting from Fampyra will now experience the positive effects of the drug long into the future.”

Ends

 
Further info from Brendan on 087-6528841

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