Thursday 24 October 2019 / 3:13 PM Health / Jeremy Corbyn

This decision is life changing for everyone with cystic fibrosis in England – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the deal struck between drugs companies and the NHS to provide cystic fibrosis drugs for sufferers in England, said:

“This decision is life changing for everyone with cystic fibrosis in England. They’ve waited years for this drug and some have died waiting.

“But I’m delighted for nine year old Luis, and the thousands like him, who will now live a better life with the right treatment.

“Healthcare is a right, and big pharmaceutical companies’ greed should not control the access to life changing medicines.

“Today’s decision is a victory for all the campaigners who have taken on big pharmaceutical companies’ greed and government inaction. When we stand together and take on the powerful, we win.”