Severely ill to get early access to ground-breaking drugs

People suffering from serious illnesses including cancer and dementia will be able to try new medicines years before they reach the market, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

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Experimental drugs have to clear 'second stage trials'

Severely ill patients will only be given early access to experimental drugs after they have passed "second stage clinical trials", the Health Secretary has told Daybreak.

Jeremy Hunt sought to reassure severely ill patients they would have access to potentially groundbreaking medicine only if it was deemed "safe" by UK Government experts.

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