Stop the government taking essential medication from the people it is keeping alive, to save money!! sign now

My mother in law was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) in 2004 and given a 400 mg tablet called Glivec (Imatinib) every day since that has put her in remission. As of today she is informed that NICE GUIDELINES have decided to stop this prescription in August this year and put her on old out of date injections or tablets (with poor side effects) that will not work as well or AT ALL. She spent three weeks in hospital in 2004 then went back to work and has worked and paid her taxes and National Insurance since. I know this tablet is expensive but there is something MORALLY wrong to withdraw this medication from the people it works for because of NICE Guidelines stated figures of 50% to 75% it doesn't work for (These people are then given a newer tablet or bone marrow treatment.) Surely the 25% to 50% is does work for deserve to continue to live with a quality of life and work when fit enough.



Because there are only 80 people diagnosed a year there are not enough surviving to make their voice heard. So I need you to know that she is fighting for her life, her quality of life, the right to work and not be a sickly burden on the NHS (whom she actually works for ) even for a short time. Which she will be, if left without this medication and going out of remission.

Please help by signing this petition and let us fight for the lives of so many people who will be affected by these NICE guidelines!!

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