The UK National health system has again singled out itself for refusing to finance Tyverb(Lapatinib) a drug for advanced breast cancer patients. Whilst the drug is already being financed by the national health system of its neighbours in Ireland and France, the UK's NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) however is not planning to support its use. It seems to indicate that the UK' authorities does not value the 'time' of their citizen as much as do their European counterpart that also benefit from national heath care. Eligible woman with advanced breast cancer have extremely limited options. After all, time is all we really have.. This petition will be sent to NICE to ask them to review their decision and to allow the use of Tyverb. The appeal period will close on 27/03/2009, please sign this petition now and pass on to as many people as possible
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Laura lower, United Kingdom2 years ago Comments: plp who as advanced cancer need all the help it can
lorraine smith, United Kingdom3 years ago Comments: i will sign this petition, because i feel for women that have been refused, my onc requested tykerb for me and i got excepted i kive in south wales so i was very happy .
June Clemons, United States4 years ago Comments: As a breast cancer survivor, it is crucial to be able to have what you need to fight the fight of your life...As a woman who went through it and survive, if there is anything that could have helped me get through it easier, I would want it.
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